What is MongoHq?
Tool to facilitate
the running of
MongoHQ is very easy to install:
One shell command: heroku addons:add mongohq
Visit your account on the heroku website and click the
From there you can connect your already existing DB
simply by entering the URI
MongoHQ provides a free version
for small databases (512 MB
Larger databases require a
monthly fee based on the size of
the database. Each GB of data
(under 25 GB) costs $18/month
They also provide automated health checks and backups daily.
A data breach in 2013 gave attackers access to customer
They gained access to email address and bcrypt-hashed
Although this is rather unsettling, in the long run it made
MongoHQ better protected and far more secure than
Similar apps such as RedisGreen offers more support and
analytic features, but is far more expensive.
Its lowest price is 39/month for the development package.
the next lowest price is 169/month for the “Basic” package
This app makes it incredibly easy to keep track of your
database.The User interface makes everything simple,
making it faster and easier to manage your database.
I would definitely recommend using this tool, especially in
the early stages of development.
Its easy to use interface and relatively cheap pricing saves
its users time and money.
Once your database starts growing you might want to
consider other options.The monthly charges get pretty
steep as the size of your database grows.