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 0.0392 seconds, (5.968% faster)

urlencode() 100%
urldecode() 94.032%

The urlencode() test took 0.6169 seconds.
The urldecode() test took 0.656 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 137,236 loops for a total of 2,744,720 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000014) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.958) milliseconds per 137,236 loops.
  • Total difference 39.15 milliseconds for 2,744,720 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (7.2187) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.5772) 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 (