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 0.0036 seconds, (0.628% faster)

urlencode() 100%
urldecode() 99.372%

The urlencode() test took 0.571 seconds.
The urldecode() test took 0.5746 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 158,574 loops for a total of 3,171,480 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.180) milliseconds per 158,574 loops.
  • Total difference 3.61 milliseconds for 3,171,480 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.6293) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.8250) 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 (7.2.22-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)