Rapidgator is one of the most popular filehosters in Germany. Every day, millions of users use the service to store files on the Internet or share them with their friends. The provider has existed since 2010 and the users have had mostly positive experiences.
The Rapidgator Premium Account offers the user unlimited use of the service. This includes maximum download speed, unlimited number of simultaneous downloads and much more. Of course, the business model is based on the typical approach of filehosters. The price for the Premium Account starts at $8.33 per month.
Here in the article I show alternatives to the Rapidgator Premium Account. There are numerous multihosters that support the hoster. These are often cheaper and also offer access to numerous other file hosts.
These multihosters support Rapidgator
|Download limit||30 GB per day||15 GB per day||5 GB per day|
|Price||from $6.11 per month||from $5.83 per month||from €3.33 per month|
|Download speed||Excellent||Very good||Very good|
|Filehoster||Over 70 hosters||Over 100 hosters||Over 20 hosters|
|Test||To the test||To the test||To the test|
|Link||To Linksnappy.com*||To Offcloud.com*||To Smoozed.com|
Place 1 Left Nappy
The Multihoster Linksnappy is in my eyes the best multihoster if you are looking for an alternative to the Rapidgator Premium Account. You can download 30 GB per day at up to 50 megabytes per second. In my experience, Rapidgator was always best with Linksnappy. Unfortunately, this was not the case with all providers. Another point in favour of Linksnappy are the extensive payment options.
- 30 GB per day download limit
- Up to 50 MB/s
- Paypal and Paysafecard as payment options
- Over 70 other filehosters
Multihoster Linksnappy in test & experience
We tried to download a file with the multihoster Linksnappy, which we uploaded to Rapidgator for testing. The test file is 100 MB in size and we needed just under 60 seconds for the download. We achieved a download speed of about 2 MB per second and had no problems with the download. We carried out the test on 19.03.2020 at 3 pm and it is of course only a random sample. It is possible that the download is faster or slower at other times, as our experience with Rapidgator has shown.
Place 2 Offcloud
Silver goes to Offcloud. The multihoster promises that you can download up to 15 GB a day from Rapidgator in Premium mode. However, today of all days Rapidgator was unavailable for more than 6 hours during the test. Of course, this can be a big problem. Otherwise, Offcloud offers a solid service. There are numerous payment methods and extensive hoster support, most of which are also accessible.
3rd place Smoozed
The last place in our test goes to the multihoster Smoozed. This provider has by far the lowest prices. The premium account for a whole year costs only €39.95. You can't really go wrong if you regularly use the supported filehosters. Unfortunately, Smoozed has also had problems with the availability of Rapidgator in the past.
Linksnappy is the best multihoster if you want to access Rapidgator regularly. All providers were as expensive or significantly cheaper than the file hoster itself. What was particularly negative, however, was that Offcloud and Smoozed had difficulties with accessibility. If you only need the file hoster from time to time, you should buy a Linksnappy or a cheap Smoozed account. However, if you regularly store or download large amounts of data on Rapidgator, you will need a premium account.
The advantages of a Premium Account
- Unlimited download speed
- Unlimited number of simultaneous downloads
- No waiting loop during file download
- No advertising
- Download files up to 5 gigabytes in size
Free account - 90 KB/s
The free Rapidgator account is of very limited use. To download a file, you have to wait 45 seconds. After the time has elapsed, a captcha waits for the solution and you can start the download. The download speed with the free account is a slow 90 KB per second.
The restrictions of the free account at a glance:
- Only 90 KB per second
- 45 seconds waiting time
- Solve Captcha
- Only 1 download at a time
- Only 1 download in 2 hours
Upload Speed Test
We used the RapidGator website to upload the test file and had no problems. The upload took about 6 minutes and we were able to use the maximum speed of our internet connection.
The costs for a Premium Account
Here you can see an overview of the costs of a Rapidgator Premium Account. It starts at $14.99 for 30 days and goes up to $99.99 for 365 days. There are always bandwidth restrictions. So if you want to download particularly large amounts of data, you have to spend more money for more bandwidth.
It is important to note that the Premium Account is automatically renewed. Of course, you can switch off this option at any time. The subscription is renewed 24 hours before the end of the period for the selected period.
Rapidgator payment methods
The file hoster offers the user numerous payment methods to buy a Rapidgator Premium Account. Visa, Mastercard and Bitcoin are of course supported. However, if you want to pay with Paypal or Paysafecard, you have to do this via a reseller. However, the resellers charge a 40% fee if you pay with Paypal, which is quite outrageous.
The following payment methods are possible at Rapidgator (as of 17.01.2020):
- Payment by Visa and Mastercard
- Payment via Android
- Payment via Apple
- Payment by Bitcoin
- Payment by Bitcoin Cash
- Payment by Ethereum
- Payment by Litecoin
- Payment via Webmoney
- Payment by instant bank transfer
- Payment via Amazon Pay
These payment methods are offered by resellers:
- Payment via Paypal (+ 40% fees)
- Payment by Paysafecard
Payment methods are not offered:
- Payment on account
- Payment by direct debit
- Payment by installments
- Cash on delivery payment
- Payment by check
- Payment by cash
Support in the test and experiences
With the Rapidgator Support I have unfortunately had bad experiences. Contacting them via ticket works well and the support responds quickly. Unfortunately, they could not solve my problem. I had a credit of $200 and instead of paying out the amount, my account was closed. The support was also able to help me and only said that I had violated the terms and conditions. The accusation is absurd in my eyes and of course I abide by the applicable terms and conditions. Now I can't log in, support won't talk to me, the 200$ are lost and I get the following message when I try to log in. I can only advise everyone not to use Rapidgator to earn money and upload files.
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ACCOUNT LOCKED FOR VIOLATION OF OUR TERMS. PLEASE CONTACT SUPPORT
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