Rapidseedbox Review: is it worth paying so much for a Seedbox?
The pricing may not be the cheapest out there but the provider promises a fast, optimised and customisable service with premium features. There is a range of packages to choose from, good resources and much more. In this comprehensive Rapidseedbox review, we are looking into whether it is worth paying out so much for a Seedbox or whether you should look elsewhere, like Seedit4.me that is much cheaper.
Throughout this review, we are going to look first at the main pros and cons. We then move on to ease of use, the speed of the provider, size, client support, apps and pricing and more.
- Plenty of customisation available
- Live chat available 24/7
- 14-day money-back guarantee
- Many apps available
- High priced packages
- Only 1Gb/s speed on lower packages
- No Plex before 30$/month
- Limited monthly traffic
Ease of use
Rapidseedbox is compatible with Windows, Ubuntu, OpenVZ 7.0, CentOS and Debian.
The first thing we are going to look into in this Rapidseedbox review and test is how easy the interface is to use.
The main interface panel is where you can undertake various operations and monitor the Seedbox.
The client dashboard is clean looking and provides you with plenty of information relating to your account, which makes it easy to use. For instance, you can find information about the amount of storage used and how much you have left, the bandwidth, memory, disk usage, plus more.
The dashboard can also be used for controlling your Seedbox. You can also access the settings, change the password, accessing statistics, reboot, and reinstall the OS.
You can also establish an OpenVPN connection to use VPN by enabling the TUN/TAP.
How fast is RapidSeedbox?
An important part of our Rapidseedbox review and test is how fast the speeds are.
The actual speed of the packages is between 1 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s. To get access to the higher speeds you do have to pay a premium for it by paying for one of the higher two choices of plans.
1 Gb /s is fast providing you get that speed. However, you are not the only one using the server, you share it with many others. Therefore, you will get less than the 1 Gb/s.
The same applies to the higher speeds on pricer packages. You are never going to get the full speed when sharing it with many other people.
We were also pleased to see that there is no limit set on the maximum number of simultaneous files active. Of course, there is a limit really, the limit is going to depend on the size of your Seedbox.
Size of Seedboxes
There is a choice of six shared packages to choose from, all of which vary in size.
The entry-level is the “Brisk” package at 11 Euros per month and this offers 512GB of storage along with 2GB of RAM.
Next, is a package with the name of “Fast”, costing 15 Euros per month. This jumps up to 1TB of storage but remains the same at 2GB of RAM.
Move up another package, with the name of “Quick” for 24 Euros per month, and you get 2TB of storage and a jump up to 4GB of RAM.
The “Stream” package at 27 Euros per month offers 1TB of storage and 5GB of RAM.
While the “Rapid” package costs 30 Euros per month and offers you 2.8TB storage and 4GB of RAM.
Finally, the top-end package is the “Furious” plan at 55 Euros per month, which has 5.6TB storage and 8GB of RAM.
We were pleased to find a live chat option available. It is easy to access as all you have to do is click on the icon located in the bottom right-hand corner of the main webpage.
A box will pop up and here you can type your question and get an answer. It does say that the team responds in less than five minutes. During our test, it took just seconds for a member of the team to respond and ask how they could help.
Along with live chat, there is a range of self-help articles and FAQ. These range from getting started to streaming, how to use the FTP for file transfer, using ruTorrent, SSH Console and much more.
There are guides which take you through installations, mounting Google Drive on the Seedbox, how to use ruTorrent, Deluge, using the control panel, using Plex and much more.
Alternatively, the provider has links to connect with them through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Now let’s move on with our Rapidseedbox review and look at the functions available in packages.
Here we are going to look at apps, whether Plex is included and then go on to look at what bitTorrent client is supported.
Every Seedbox package comes with many application pre-installed so the package is up and ready to go from the start.
You can find the installed applications in the client area and this is where you can manage them.
The provider makes it easy to install apps and there are more than 50 to choose.
All apps are one-click, on plans above the entry-level, and this is possible through the dashboard. In just minutes, you can start to enjoy your apps.
There is a range of apps in different categories and these include:
- Resilio Sync;
- Pure FTP server;
- Desktop server;
- Many more.
Is Plex server included?
Plex server is included in packages above the first three cheaper packages. Therefore, you have to pay upward of 27 Euros per month if you want it. Plex allows you to stream directly from the Seedbox without having to download the file to your computer.
This means you can view your files from any machine that has Plex installed. Another bonus is that as movie files take up a large amount of space, you save storage on your computer as you use the space on the Seedbox.
You can find useful installation guides for Plex in the knowledge base to get you up and running using the streaming service within minutes.
Which bitTorrent client is supported
There is a choice of bitTorrent clients offered in packages and these are:
In the knowledge base, you will find various articles and guides to help you get up and running with ruTorrent.
ruTorrent is easy to use as it the front-end for rtorrent and has the same look as uTorrent WebUI. Using the app you can create, upload along with managing all your torrents.
To add a torrent you just have to click on the Star icon located in the top left-hand corner of the interface. Then, when the box pops up just click on the icon to the right of “Select Source” and choose the torrent from your computer.
Then, the torrent downloads in your Seedbox and you can stream it using Plex, if it is available in your package, or download it to your computer to stream.
Now let’s look at the pricing part of our Rapidseedbox review and test along with what you get for your money.
We have looked at the monthly paid plans but you can choose to pay annually or even weekly.
The entry-level plan is called the Brisk plan and it costs 11 Euros per month. For this, you get 512 GB of storage, 2 TB of traffic, 2 GB of RAM, 1 Gbps speed, dedicated IP and OpenVPN.
The next plan up is the Fast plan and it costs 15 Euros per month, a slight jump up in price but you do get 1 TB of storage space, 5 TB of traffic, 2GB of RAM, 1 Gbps speed, dedicated IP, root access, OpenVPN, remote desktop and one-click installation of apps.
The Quick plan costs 24 Euros per month, it offers 2 TB of storage, 10 TB of traffic, 4GB of RAM, 1 Gbps of speed, dedicated IP, root access, remote desktop, OpenVPN and one-click installation of apps..
The Stream plan costs 27 Euros per month and offers 1 TB of storage, 15 TB of traffic, 5GB of RAM, 1 Gbps speed, Open VPN, dedicated IP, root access, remote desktop and one-click installation of apps.
The Rapid plan costs 30 Euros per month; it offers 2.8 TB of storage, 20 TB of traffic, 4 GB per month, 10 Gbps speed, dedicated IP, OpenVPN, root access, remote desktop and one-click installation of apps.
The top of the range is the Furious plan for 55 Euros per month. It offers 5.6 TB of storage, 25 TB of traffic, 8GB of RAM and 10 Gbps speed, plus dedicated IP, root access, OpenVPN, remote desktop and one-click installation of apps..
All this is very expensive compared to some cheaper providers, like Seebox.io that we recently tested.
Rapidseedbox offers a 14-day money-back guarantee. However, there are some terms and conditions, but then you should expect this.
There is a link at the bottom of the website to the Terms and Conditions page. You can find information about the money-back guarantee here.
If you want to get your money back, you have to email the support team asking for a refund within 14 days of taking out the package. The provider does supply a text model you can use in your email within the T&Cs.
The money-back guarantee does not apply to dedicated servers.
Essentially, this gives you fourteen days in which to try out the Seedbox and if you decide it is not for you, you can request your money back.
Now onto the conclusion of our Rapidseedbox review.
The entry-level price is quite high and this directly closes the door to beginners who want to try their first Seedbox.
However, if you’re a pro user who already knows what Seedboxes are and want to use a premium provider, you might be tempted by the large choice of high-quality servers. The downside is that if you want Plex server you are going to have to go for one of the top levels of packages as it is not available on the first three plans.
The same applies to speed. The lower packages only come with 1 Gbps, while the higher end ones offer 10 Gbps. Of course, as we mentioned before, the actual speed you get is going to depend on how many people are sharing and how active they are, therefore the speeds are not guaranteed.
Another downside is what you get for your money. Take the entry level package for instance, there are other providers out there offering three times the amount of storage of the entry level package with RapidSeedbox for less money.
It isnt all bad news however, as we do like the wide choice of apps available, with more than 50 to choose from, with many pre-installed. Plus, there is one-click installation on all plans above the entry-level. This makes it extremely easy to add apps onto your Seedbox package.
Finally, another good point in favour of the provider is the live chat that is available 24/7 and during our test, it took just seconds to get a reply.
You can find the ranking of our favorite Seedbox here if you want to compare this provider with its competitors.