PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file vs. file_get_contents (str)

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "file_get_contents()" was the faster by 0.0185 seconds, (2.047% faster)

file_get_contents() 100%
file() 97.953%

The file_get_contents() test took 0.8848 seconds.
The file() test took 0.9033 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 206,463 loops for a total of 4,129,260 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.925) milliseconds per 206,463 loops.
  • Total difference 18.49 milliseconds for 4,129,260 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (8.0655) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.7037) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "file()", was:

implode('', file('supplement/'));

The second test, "file_get_contents()", was:


Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (