New Relic Alternative

Your search for a New Relic alternative is finally over.

Looking for a New Relic alternative? AppSignal has simple and affordable pricing, great technical support, and a beautiful interface.

New Relic dashboardAppSignal dashboard

AppSignal makes monitoring simple

  • Simple pricing
  • Free dev-to-dev support
  • Unlimited users
  • Relaxed upgrade policy
  • Beautiful, clutter-free UI

New Relic is cluttered and costly

  • Complex pricing
  • Paid-for support
  • Pay up to $99 per user
  • No flexibility
  • Complex, cluttered UI

APM tools comparison

Why developers choose AppSignal over New Relic.

AppSignal APM is the all-in-one New Relic alternative that helps teams focus on writing great code. Your team will have all the tools they need in one easy-to-use interface.


New Relic


Error tracking
Complex analysis-focused interface.
A simple solution-focused UI with all the bug-fixing data you need.
Performance monitoring
Host monitoring
Anomaly detection
Uptime monitoring
Don't ping us, we'll ping you. Easily add monitors via our app with a simple, beautiful overview.
Metric dashboards
Automated dashboards
Referred to as pre-built dashboards, you need to specify your stack for accurate suggestions.
Generated automatically based on the data you send us.

Core functionality

New Relic


Deploy markers
Not universally supported; usually requires notifying New Relic's API.
Universally supported.
Namespace monitoring
Split your application up with "Workloads".
Simple, no-fuss namespace set-up for all of our packages.
You must query your tags using NRQL (New Relic Query Language).
Easy set-up, intuitive filtering, and querying.
Filter data
Use regex to sanitize data.
No regex required: configured via denylist.
Custom metrics
Referred to as custom attributes, You must use NRQL (New Relic Query Language) to query your data.


New Relic


EU based hosting
Must be configured and depends on agent versions.
The only EU-based APM.
Free 30-day trial
14 day APM trial.
Includes all of our features.
Simple pricing
Optional extras and additional fees for users.
Flat, predictable pricing.
Relaxed upgrade policy
Complex billing based on usage, commitments, team size, and more.
No surprise bills; we'll reach out when you're due an upgrade and make upgrading easy.
Free support
Support plan is needed.
Always talk to a real human!
Straightforward docs
Multiple conditions, clauses, and 5-minute videos.
Written by devs, for devs.
Free stroopwaffles
You send us metrics, we send you stroopwaffles.

Simple Pricing with AppSignal

Straightforward all-in-one pricing.

Simply pay per request and get unlimited users, apps, teams, and all of our features in one easy-to-use tool. No subscription or "edition" tiers, no "commitment contracts" and no billing surprises.

Logging Paid add-on1GB/month
APM € 18
Price per month€ 18

Unlimited free users

At AppSignal, free accounts are standard, unlike New Relic. Prioritize security, stop sharing logins, and start collaborating.

Free human support

New Relic charges for support, but at AppSignal, all customers receive free, unlimited dev-to-dev support, helping you get the most out of your metrics.

Flexible fair billing

Unlike New Relic's long-term "commitment contracts", AppSignal offers a flexible upgrade policy with plans tailored to your usage.

Customer Stories

What our customers think

We love our customers, and they love us back. Over 1500+ development teams rely on AppSignal to ship code with confidence. Here's why AppSignal is a great alternative to New Relic if you ask our customers.

Read customer stories


VP of Engineering, Kairos

I used to nearly dread going into New Relic, whereas AppSignal is friendlier. It's like a companion you want to put your arm around.


CTO and co-founder, HR Partner

In New Relic, if you want more features, you have to upgrade to this plan, then move to that plan. AppSignal's pricing was easier to understand, and you get all the features for one price.


Developer, givve

We switched from New Relic and we're really happy with AppSignal :)

Frequently asked questions

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Start your free trial

Don’t let the bad bugs bite. Try AppSignal for free.

AppSignal offers a 30-day free trial, no credit card is required. All features are available in all plans. Start monitoring your application in just a few clicks!