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 "urldecode()" was the faster by 0.0258 seconds, (2.363% faster)

urldecode() 100%
urlencode() 97.637%

The urldecode() test took 1.0643 seconds.
The urlencode() test took 1.09 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 283,255 loops for a total of 5,665,100 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.288) milliseconds per 283,255 loops.
  • Total difference 25.76 milliseconds for 5,665,100 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.2771) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.9288) 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 (