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 0.1437 seconds, (11.127% faster)

urlencode() 100%
urldecode() 88.873%

The urlencode() test took 1.1479 seconds.
The urldecode() test took 1.2916 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 274,496 loops for a total of 5,489,920 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000026) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (7.186) milliseconds per 274,496 loops.
  • Total difference 143.72 milliseconds for 5,489,920 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (10.6229) milliseconds and Code 2 was (14.3413) 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 (