An API rate limit is the number of API calls you can make in a given time period. When this limit is reached, any API call made by your front-end will fail until the time period passes.
The Explore (free) and Starter plans have API rate limits to help evenly distribute server resources and performance across the shared server environment.
Explore plan limits 10 requests (API calls) per 20 seconds.
Starter plan limits 20 requests (API calls) per 20 seconds.
The Prototype and Business plans do not have an API rate limit. Additionally, these plans come with dedicated server resources to support increased performance and API calls free of limitations. To upgrade and use Xano free of these limits, go to the billing page of your account and select "Change Plan."
Does it feel like you are hitting the API rate limit without doing anything?
When using front-end tools and other 3rd party services, it might feel like you are hitting the API rate limit without doing anything. This might be because these services are set up to call your connected API endpoints on a recurring basis. Please be sure to check the set up of any 3rd party services you connect your Xano API to.