This article will introduce you to RapidShare, one of the most popular file-sharing websites, as well as why you should utilize proxies when using the platform. More importantly, you’ll discover the most effective techniques to use RapidShare anonymously. Ready? Let’s get this done!
RapidShare is an online file storage service that allows you to upload multiple files and generate private download links that you can share with others.
It’s pretty easy to upload files to RapidShare: simply select the file and click the “Upload” button. You can also use the Flash-based upload manager, which allows you to upload up to three files simultaneously. The maximum file size for RapidShare is 1 GB. However, larger archives can be divided up if necessary.
RapidShare’s free account has some restrictions. For instance, people can only download your files ten times, and RapidShare links expire after 60 days of inactivity. On the other hand, the RapidShare Premium account is substantially faster.
On the downside, most premium features require payment. The RapidShare credit system will enable you to purchase additional storage space and bandwidth.
When using RapidShare, several frustrating things can happen. They include:
Using proxies can solve all the problems mentioned above. How? Well, to understand that, let us first understand what proxies are.
A proxy server acts as a point of connectivity between users and the internet. In typical internet connections, you communicate directly with the website you’re visiting, disclosing your IP address. On the other hand, proxy servers hide your IP address and replace it with their own, which they use to communicate with websites on your behalf.
Now we can address the how. Firstly, your IP cannot be traced when you employ a proxy because the proxy server’s IP address will mask it. This means you will be using the website anonymously.
Secondly, proxies will help you get past IP blocking. It doesn’t matter why your IP address cannot access the site. A reliable proxy provider can give you access to endless IP addresses in different locations worldwide, allowing you to use the website even though you are blocked. This is possible because your IP address does not really interact with the website.
Thirdly, you can get past traffic limitations by using proxies. This means that instead of using just one IP address to upload large files, you can use a hundred or a thousand of them to upload fractions of the file. For instance, if you have a file that is 30 GB in size and you want to upload it using RapidShare, things might get a tad complicated.
Why? Well, for starters, the maximum file size is 1 GB, and uploading 30 GB may take forever. With proxies, you can use 30 IPs, and each can upload 1 GB. This way, you will upload your file without any size restrictions, and there won’t be any traffic limitations.
Now that you understand why you need a proxy, let us discuss which proxies are best for RapidShare.
Residential proxies are ISP-affiliated, which means their IPs trace back to genuine desktop and mobile devices from real internet users. This makes them more reliable, and hence the best option for RapidShare.
You may also choose to go with datacenter proxies. These come with unlimited bandwidth and higher speeds compared to residential proxies. They are also significantly more affordable, but it is worth keeping in mind that they are virtually generated in cloud servers.
When it comes to file sharing, residential is often the better option. More importantly. Whichever option you decide to go with, always make sure you get your proxies from a provider that puts your online privacy first.