The Bugsnag alternative that gives you more

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

Bugsnag 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 cheaper than Bugsnag:

  Honeybadger Bugsnag
Midrange Price $297/mo $599/mo
Error Tracking
Uptime Monitoring
Status Pages
Cron & Heartbeat Monitoring
# Errors 1.8M/mo 1.5M/mo
# Users unlimited 30
Data Retention 90 days 60 days

Hypothetical cost breakdown:

If you buy Bugsnag, you'll pay $302/month more than Honeybadger for 300K fewer errors, and on top of that, you'll have a user limit. 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
Bugsnag $599/mo $124/mo $79/mo $802/mo
Honeybadger $297/mo ✓ Included ✓ Included $297/mo
Total Savings with Honeybadger: $505/mo

Do you like to bring your team? ๐Ÿ™‹

Of all the major Exception Trackers, Bugsnag is the only one that charges for user seats. That's undoubtedly great for business, but it's bad for you—assuming you work with, you know, other people.

Honeybadger allows you to invite your entire team to as many projects as you need for the same price.

A tale of two UIs ๐Ÿ”ฅ

One of the things our customers tell us they love about Honeybadger is our blazingly fast and clean UI. Itโ€™s designed to load instantly, give you the information you need, and get you back to work (or Slack).

You may think this is a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised.

Single-page-apps are all the rage these days, and while they're great for some types of apps, they're bad for apps like Honeybadger and Bugsnag because they shift the performance burden to exactly the point where we need performance the most: on the first page load.

To work around this issue and deliver a faster UI, we did the unthinkable: we didn't build a single-page-app (gasp!). Honeybadger is a regular old lean-and-lightning-fast web app. It's built to tell you what happened and how to fix itโ€”fast:

TypeError: this.subscription is undefined
  • user.js 9 chargeSubscription(...)
GET /users/signup
jane@example.com (5 times)
Mobile Safari 11.0 Show User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_2_6 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/604.5.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15D100 Safari/604.1

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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