Rapid leech

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 7, 2005
Updated • Jul 14, 2015

Rapid leech is a fine server script that lets you download files from file hosting sites like Rapidshare using a server instead of your home connection which may speed up downloads from those sites significantly.

You need of course a server or web space to install the script and run it from there.

When you run it you simply add a url with the file, have the option to include comments which sometimes contain the password for protected files. In the next page you have the option to send it to you email, use a proxy and select a save folder where the file should be saved. Lastly it contains a filemanager which is basically a list of all downloaded files with comments (if you have enabled them)

If you have a server that you want to use for the task take a look at Rapidleech.

Update: The developers have improved the script considerably in recent years. It now works with 45 different file hosting services including the ones mentioned above plus other high profile services such as Depositfiles or Easy-Share.

The script supports plugins which can extend the functionality significantly. The project since then has moved over to Google Code where the latest version of the script can be downloaded. The old website is still partially functional though, but downloads and updates are now posted on Google Code only.

Users who do not have a server at their disposal can sign up for Rapidfree servers that come setup with everything one would need to get started right away. These servers come at a cost though and it is highly suggested to compare prices and reliability before signing up for any of those services.

A good starting place for additional information about Rapidleech is the Wiki and the official forum.

Update 2: The files hosted on Google Code are deprecated, and the only option to download the latest working version of the script is to download it from the official forum after registration.


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  1. Confused said on March 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    can any 1 plzzz explain the process to chmood a folder to 777 in windows i am running it on wamp server but i am getting error to mode folder to 777

  2. marko said on December 2, 2008 at 2:51 am

    when i transload a file its show this error “File ALCT.avi.009 cannot be saved in directory /home/imashvn/public_html/files
    Try to chmod the folder to 777.”
    please anyone help me..

  3. Invisible121 said on August 19, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Rapidleech is the best script for transferring files from rapidshare to your server, especially when rapidshare is blocked at your office or school. Transfer the files first to some server and download it from there, I found a tutorial on how to do it properly on http://www.ThePinoyGeek.com

  4. fdg said on October 15, 2006 at 3:14 am

    how do you send it to your server

  5. Jamie said on July 19, 2006 at 4:02 am

    This is a really cool and useful program. I have transferred GB’s of files to my server and the speed is like a blink of eye. I store the files on my server and I can download these files anytime I want.

  6. Rajeev Bajoria said on April 20, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    i have uploaded rapidleech folder to my server and when ever i try to run it keep saying phpproxy initialisation failed

    anybuddy please help and reply to e-mail – rajeev_bajoria04@sify.com

  7. leyla said on March 15, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    I download it the rapidleech but it keep asking me rapidleech.rar i don’t
    know about that.

  8. Martin said on November 18, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    Upload the folder rapidleech to your server (/public_html/rapidleech/)

    If you wish to rename the folder name, edit index.php and find line 22 and edit the path.

    Chmod the folder to 777 and also chmod index.php to 777

    thats all you have to do

  9. Simon said on November 18, 2005 at 9:21 pm

    I have a server and uploaded the rapidleech script but nothing happened, I mean I did as it said and uploaded it in the right folder and all but….. the thing is I know zilch about php, my server supports it but when I opened the page, nothing.. the site doesn’t have a tutorial for newbies either… How exactly am I supposed to modify it before uploading?

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