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 0.0339 seconds, (4.450% faster)

urldecode() 100%
urlencode() 95.55%

The urldecode() test took 0.7283 seconds.
The urlencode() test took 0.7622 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 154,714 loops for a total of 3,094,280 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000011) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.696) milliseconds per 154,714 loops.
  • Total difference 33.92 milliseconds for 3,094,280 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (9.4712) milliseconds and Code 2 was (7.4732) 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 (