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 0.0313 seconds, (5.265% faster)

urldecode() 100%
urlencode() 94.735%

The urldecode() test took 0.5624 seconds.
The urlencode() test took 0.5936 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 126,191 loops for a total of 2,523,820 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.563) milliseconds per 126,191 loops.
  • Total difference 31.26 milliseconds for 2,523,820 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.6390) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.8413) 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 (