News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Toomas Romer's Blog:
Case study Is PHP embarrassingly slower than Java?
August 04, 2008 @ 12:02:05

In a case study posted to his blog, Toomas Romer wonders if a PHP script is embarrassingly slower than than its Java counterpart.

The problem. The PHP implementation [of the IP2C library] is a lot slower. Embarrassingly slower. Without any caching the Java version is able to do ~6000 queries per second. The PHP counterpart can push through ~850 queries. The implementations are the same. The stats provided by the author of the library are 8000 vs 1200. So about the same as my measurements.

He details the script, showing what parts the script is taking up the most time on. A large part of the execution is tied up in IO and the fseek/fread and readShort/readInt functions take up a good chunk.

He even tries removing the functions and making things a bit more streamlined. This helps, but still lags behind its Java brother. Check out the post for more statistics comparing the two.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
casestudy slower ip2c ip country resolution java compare benchmark


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

DeveloperTutorials.com: Floating Point Comparisons In PHP and Javascript

SeeIT.com: The include() include_once() performance debate

Windows Skills Blog: Using SQLite as a database backend for a lightweight server

Professional PHP Blog: Programming Language Trends via Google

Vinu Thomas's Blog: Quercus - PHP5 in 100% Java


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


community library series interview update podcast zendserver opinion release framework laravel package tips api list language install introduction symfony deployment

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework