The Airbrake alternative that gives you more

Why is Honeybadger better than Airbrake? Here's why you should hands down choose Honeybadger.

Airbrake only focuses on exceptions. Honeybadger is different—we go beyond exceptions to give you full confidence in the health of your production systems. Honeybadger is the one integrated exception, uptime, and cron/service monitoring that will save your bacon when:

  • AWS/Google Cloud Platform/Azure/et al. have issues
  • Critical jobs and services go missing
  • SSL/TLS certificates expire
  • Web servers crash
  • DNS fails
  • ...and the list goes on...

Honeybadger is the only error monitoring platform made to alert you about all of these issues, and for roughly the same price as Airbrake:

  Honeybadger Airbrake
Midrange Price $297/mo $299/mo
Error Tracking
Uptime Monitoring
Status Pages
Cron & Heartbeat Monitoring
# Errors 1.8M/mo 1M/mo

Hypothetical cost breakdown:

If you buy Airbrake, you'll pay $2/month more than Honeybadger for 800K fewer errors. You'll also have to buy Pingdom to get uptime monitoring; that's $124/month for 100 uptime checks. To monitor your cron jobs and microservices, prepare to spend another $79/mo on Cronitor or Healthchecks.io. It adds up fast:

  Exceptions Uptime Check-Ins Grand Total
Airbrake $299/mo $124/mo $79/mo $502/mo
Honeybadger $297/mo ✓ Included ✓ Included $297/mo
Total Savings with Honeybadger: $205/mo

Honeybadger cares about limits. 📈

When you're having a bad day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your monitoring service is going to cut you off, miss important errors, or charge you a fortune in overages. That's why Honeybadger doesn't rate-limit by default, and we try as hard as possible to keep you from hitting hard error limits.

You can send Honeybadger bursts of traffic without missing important errors, and if you exceed your plan's allowed errors for the month, we'll continue to process errors at a reduced rate for up to 125% of your limit, to give you a little more time to respond:

"One weekend we sent them 100,000 errors and just got a polite email from them. Class act."
— Mike Perham, Ruby Hero and creator of Sidekiq

You can't fix errors you can't find. 🔎

Another reason people love Honeybadger is for our awesome search. You can't fix your errors if you can't find them, and that's why we've painstakingly built the most powerful error search engine on the market.

You can search in literally any nested data structure that you send to Honeybadger. That includes arbitrary HTTP parameters, session hashes, cookies, and custom key/value context data (like Sentry's "tags", but can be deeply nested).

To build your searches, you can use Honeybadger's tokenized search query syntax, or our equally powerful search UI:

If all that's not enough, there are many other benefits which you get with Honeybadger:

  • Your next outage will be easier to diagnose and fix, and your customers will be happier.
  • With everything in one place, you'll spend less time managing team access and alerts.
  • You'll spend more time on software development, less time on monitoring.
  • You will flat out love working with us. We're highly personable, and your success is our mission.

We built Honeybadger for pragmatic teams who need to move fast and focus on their customers. If that's you, then chances are we're the tool you've been waiting for.

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