A simple method to view a PHP pages load time in seconds can be done with the use of microtime().
Microtime when called counts in microseconds, using microtime true makes it a float value rather than string.
Put this line at the start of your page:
$start_timer = microtime(true);
That will start the “timer”, then at the end of the page we can get the time taken from when
$start_timer = microtime(true); was called and use round() to format the microseconds better.
$time_taken = round((microtime(true) - $start_timer), 4); echo "Page loaded in $time_taken seconds";
This will output onto your page something similar to
Page loaded in 0.0017 seconds
Thats it! A short and simple way to view PHP page load time in seconds.