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 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 Prototype or Business 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? NO it does not. If you're upgrading to a more powerful instance, you'll need to update your API URL ORIGIN on the front-end. You can read more about what this is below.

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. You will be taken through a workflow where you can review and select a plan for the instance. You'll be asked to provide payment information.

Step 3 - Write down your new API URL ORIGIN

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP

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

YOUR API URL ORIGIN (example)
https://xd6b-cfde-62f6.dev.xano.io/
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YOUR FULL API ENDPOINT URL FOR 'GET USERS' (example)
https://xd6b-cfde-62f6.dev.xano.io/api:4qSkfrOl/user

Step 4 - Update your Front-end with the new API URL ORIGIN

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