Rapidshare is almost a legend in public file hosting business in Internet. It’s really hard to find a dedicated internet user or semi dedicated user , who hasn’t heard the name rapidshare. Actually not only ,Rapidshare but also Megaupload is another Guru in this business. Thousands of files stored in these public servers by users all over the internet makes these sites something special. Though, it’s declared that , if you share any warez, illegal software, copy right protected item in those servers, and they get a complain against that , then files will be deleted at once. But heck ! There are millions of files and links are distributed in thousands of sites / networks. So its really hard to trace all the illegal files. Almost maximum warez servers live on this public download servers like rapidshare.
Hey , do you know another business is going on regarding rapidshare or megaupload ? its the premium account business. You may have experienced the necessity of having a rapidshare premium account. Some smart people are exploiting this issue . Since Rapidshare gives some free premium accounts, some people posted article, blogs or posts telling that they are distributing free accounts. Not only this , some are saying that , they have a huge list of hacked rapidshare premium account. They give you a text file link which is located in rapidshare server itself. well how many of you got that given user login working ? Myself is not lucky enough to get those free accounts 😦 Actually many of users are helping some users to grab premium hours beyond their knowledge .
So far I have found only one satisfactory solution to this rapidshare premium problem. Though i’m afraid this is not easy for everyone. You may have heard about rapidleech , a free server transfer script , allows you to download rapidshare (with some other major file sharing sites) files to your faster server, and then you can download files from your server to pc , at your convenient time. But main problem is , you are assumed to have a fast box connection with proper access. Remember , this requires (rapidleech) only PHP , nothing else ( i mean mysql or stuffs). so , think twice before downloading a long login list for rapid premium. May be you are helping some one to help his premium period unconsciously, and more importantly someone is cheating you , exploiting you.