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 0.0266 seconds, (2.516% faster)

urlencode() 100%
urldecode() 97.484%

The urlencode() test took 1.0306 seconds.
The urldecode() test took 1.0572 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 284,263 loops for a total of 5,685,260 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.330) milliseconds per 284,263 loops.
  • Total difference 26.60 milliseconds for 5,685,260 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.5675) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.3844) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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 (7.2.15-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)