PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: urlencode vs. urldecode

What is faster, encoding or decoding a URL?

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "urlencode()" was the faster by 0.0171 seconds, (2.896% faster)

urlencode() 100%
urldecode() 97.104%

The urlencode() test took 0.5726 seconds.
The urldecode() test took 0.5897 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 147,078 loops for a total of 2,941,560 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.854) milliseconds per 147,078 loops.
  • Total difference 17.08 milliseconds for 2,941,560 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.3205) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.6378) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "urlencode()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = urlencode($GLOBALS['dummy']);

The second test, "urldecode()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = urldecode($GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (