What are the differences between Box and RapidShare?

Let us understand the concepts of Box and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.


Box is the Secure Content Cloud, easy-to-use platform that is built for the entire content lifecycle, from starting of file creation and sharing, to co-editing, signature, classification, and retention. We can work securely from anywhere.

It was launched in the year 2005 by Box Inc. This company is mainly focus on cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. It can be supported in windows, macOS, and several mobile platforms


The features of Box are as follows −

  • It is a secure collaboration on any device

  • Box is trusted all leading organizations in the world

  • Frictionless security

  • Seamless collaboration

  • Simplified workflow


The advantages of Box are as follows −

  • Unlimited storage

  • Easy synchronization

  • Share documents

  • Easy to install and set up

  • Cost effective

  • Frequent updates


The disadvantages of Box are as follows −

  • An easier "offline" mode

  • Have to manage the similar files across folders

  • There is no free option for Box

  • Technical Support team's response is very slow


RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.

It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate private download links. With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone. Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button.

We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time. The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.

But the free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity. The RapidShare Premium account is much faster. The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.


The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −

  • Easy to use

  • It is fast and efficient file storage.

  • It has a Flash uploader.

The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.


The major differences between RapidShare and Box are as follows −

RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
Box was launched in the year 2005 by Box Incorporation.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
Box offers 10 GB free storage space.
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
Box has a maximum 100 GB storage space for personal accounts and unlimited for business.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
Box does not provide client-side encryption.
RapidShare did not support file versioning.
Box supports file versioning only for premium accounts.
RapidShare's maximum size per file is 500 MB.
The Maximum file size of BOX is 250 MB for free and 5GB for paid version.
RapidShare band-width limit is based on paid plans.
Box has a band-width limit of 10 GB free per month and 2 TB for paid.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
Box is still active.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
Box provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.