Upgrading an Instance
Why should you upgrade? Free accounts come with one workspace that shares resources with other Xano customers. It also is limited on capabilities such as storage, database records, and processing power. You'll easily be able to prototype most of your application in this type of account, but upgrading to a paid plan will give you a more powerful instance that can scale with your needs. View plan pricing and details.
What can I upgrade to? If you are on our Launch plan, your next step would be Scale1x. Upgrades from Launch to Scale1x are able to make use of a 48 hour no questions asked refund policy -- if you find that Scale1x is not solving the requirement that prompted the upgrade, reach out to support within 48 hours and we'll roll you back to Launch and refund the difference.
If you are currently on a Scale plan and considering a higher tier, we can work with you to trial higher Scale tiers by reaching out to support.
What does upgrading your instance actually do? Upgrading your instance migrates your data and business logic to a brand new, faster instance. If you upgrade to the Scale package, you'll be put on your own dedicated instance for maximum performance and scalability.
How long does upgrading take? Upgrading an instance takes seconds to complete.
You will need to update your API URL ORIGIN if:
- You are adding certain features to your plan, such as Static IP
- You are upgrading from free to paid
- You are changing your server region
You do not need to update your API URL ORIGIN if: - You are upgrading from a PAID to PAID instance and not changing your server location.
Can I keep my API URL ORIGIN the same? If you are upgrading from a free to a paid plan, no. However, if you are simply changing regions, and it is vital to your production-live application to keep the same API URL ORIGIN then please contact support before completing the transfer. You will be required to coordinate your transfer with the Xano team during their normal work schedule.
Go to the Billing section within Xano. You can get there by clicking "Billing" in the side menu on the instances page. You can also click your initials when you're in your workspace and clicking the "Billing" link.
Click the Change Plan button on the instance you want to upgrade.
On the next screen, you'll be able to change your current plan, modify your billing schedule, add additional upgrades, or change your region.
Once you've made your selections, click the green button at the bottom to proceed to checkout.
Don't worry, this doesn't start the upgrade right away. This will bring up a dialog telling you what you need to be aware of before continuing.
What is an API URL ORIGIN anyway? It's the first part of any API endpoint you have hooked up to the front-end. See below for an example
YOUR API URL ORIGIN (example)
YOUR FULL API ENDPOINT URL FOR 'GET USERS' (example)
Let's pretend the NEW API URL ORIGIN was
If you are using a front-end framework, you can do a global find and replace in your code editor to replace the API ORIGIN URL.
Once you follow the steps above, type I UNDERSTAND into the box and click the button "Start upgrade now".