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Benchmarks: CodeIgniter vs. Other Frameworks

How fast is CodeIgniter compared to other PHP frameworks? Following frameworks have been compared:

A series of ApacheBench stress tests were conducted on my machine, reproductible on your own if you follow methodology page. Subject of testing is raw MVC performance (routing, controlling, templating), as detailed here:

  1. speed of answering to requests for HTML resources using framework's native templating engine (eg: )
  2. speed of answering to requests for JSON resources using framework's native JSON renderer

CodeIgniter vs. Lucinda

Based on raw ApacheBench results obtained here, it is clear that Lucinda is times faster on all criteria measured.

CodeIgniter vs. Symfony

Based on raw ApacheBench results obtained here, it is clear that Symfony is times faster on all criteria measured.

CodeIgniter vs. Laravel

Based on raw ApacheBench results obtained here, it is clear that Laravel is times slower on all criteria measured.

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