What are the differences between RapidShare and pCloud?

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


It is a personal cloud space where we can store our files and folders. It has a userfriendly interface. The software is available for any devices and platforms like iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

By installing pCloud on our computer system the application creates a secure virtual drive that expands our local storage space.

Every change that we can make in our pCloud is seen immediately on our system, phone or tablet. All our devices are instantly synchronized and we have direct file access to any update that we do. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox.


The features of pCloud are as follows −

  • Lifetime Subscription

  • pCloud Crypto

  • Access on all devices

  • Share and collaborate

  • Unbreakable security

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Access Controls or Permissions

  • Document Management

  • Search or Filter

  • File Sharing

  • API

  • Document Storage

  • Drag & Drop

  • Unlimited Upload and Download Speed


The advantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • With PCloud’s rewind system we never lose a file ever again

  • Protects sensitive files

  • Convenient File Management

  • Easily stores the files from other online platforms.

  • User friendly mobile App

  • Easy access to the files

  • Easy to set up.


The disadvantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • Syncing can be a problem with pCloud

  • It takes a long time for Desktop synchronization.

  • It requires good internet connection.


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 pCloud are as follows −

RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.pCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.pCloud offers 2 TB storage size.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.In pCloud Files can be downloaded multiple times.
RapidShare did not support file versioning.pCloud supports file versioning.
RapidShare's maximum size per file is 500 MB .pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.
RapidShare band-width is limited based on paid plans.pCloud does not have a band-width limit.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.pCloud is still in use.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.pCloud provides file sharing service.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.pCloud links are not expired.