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) plan has an API rate limit to help evenly distribute server resources and performance across the shared server environment.
Explore plan rate limit: 10 requests (API calls) per 20 seconds.
The Essential, Prototype and Business plans do not have API rate limits. Additionally, the Prototype and Business 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.