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.

Does upgrading happen automatically once I pay?

In some cases, no.

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.

How to upgrade an instance

Step 1 - Go to the Billing page

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.

Step 2 - Select a plan

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.

If your base API URL is changing...


To ensure a seamless transition for your users, please read this section carefully.

Click the "Start Upgrade" button...

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.

Write down your new API URL Origin

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



Step 4 - Update your Front-end with the new API URL ORIGIN if you are upgrading from the FREE plan or changing your server region.

Let's pretend the NEW API URL ORIGIN was https://x715-fe9c-6426.n7.xano.io

If you use Appgyver:

Here's an example of how you would update it in AppGyver.

If you use Adalo:

Here's an example of how you would update it in Adalo.

If you are using a Front-end framework:

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.

Step 5 - Complete your upgrade

Once you follow the steps above, type I UNDERSTAND into the box and click the button "Start upgrade now".

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