RapidShare Logo – RapidShare home is a German from file hosting, currently based in Cham, Switzerland, operating mainly in Internet. The company is owned by RapidShare AG. RapidShare offers a simple and accessible file storage and distribution through internet. RapidShare gives users two modes: free (with more limited both in storage and at discharge) and premium, with fewer limitations, but to pay, which can download 5 GB per day and account (amount scalable payment). According to Alexa, in 2008 ranked number 16 on the list of most visited sites on the Internet.
Began operating in www.rapidshare.de, but in October of 2008, began operating in parallel as www.rapidshare.net.eu. Although they claimed they were two different companies, both have the same Matrix Reloaded. At present, the full weight falls on Rapidshare.com business while Rapidshare.de has ceased operations. This step could be due to its unstoppable growth, but also a business strategy to physically remove the company from Germany and move to a country like Switzerland, tax and legal advantages. Today rapishare servers are in Germany, is headquartered in Switzerland instead.
Today, many people who have had to make use of any of the services provided, have fallen on RapidShare nicknames “RapidShit” and even “RapidSucks” arguing that their service each time losing more flexibility, accessibility and operability, making it nearly impossible get a file of common interest in that domain hosted given the restrictions imposed on Internet users with free or free with the majority of website visitors, whether waiting times by exaggerated or ridiculous download speed, projecting towards a for-profit web very marked and with little interest to gain priority over most of its users who are not willing to invest financially in the site to get the benefits of a prepaid account in average case, because even users prepaid access expose these same complaints, they are deeply undermined the downloads, so it’s not very feasible to obtain the congratulations that this website does deserve its registered users. However, it is noteworthy entrepreneurial vision, since it is one of the few places that offers a download manager for Linux and one of the Premium-account prices lowest in the market.