What are the differences between Wuala and RapidShare?

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


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


The features of RapidShare are as follows −

  • It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a 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.

  • 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.


It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.


The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning


The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices


The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.


The major differences between Wuala and RapidShare are as follows −

Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
Initially Wuala had referral system but later it was suspended
RapidShare does not provide free space for referral systems
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
RapidShare offers limited storage for paid.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
Wuala provides the ability to trade local disk space against cloud.
RapidShare provides ability to trade local disk storage space
The Wuala link has not expired.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.