We try to make our tests as transparent as possible. In order to avoid a constant repetition in the reviews, I will now briefly explain how the tests actually work.
1. Request to the multihoster
First of all we ask the multihoster to get a test account. Most multihosters are also interested in an objective review and usually provide an account. If not, we may use test accounts or similar. In the worst case, we also have to cancel the review if the multihoster does not provide us with an account and does not offer any trials.
2. Get an overview
Afterwards we get an overview of what the multihoster actually offers. Each service is interesting for us and flows afterwards into the evaluation. At the same time, the website overview is also evaluated. Is everything easy to find or do I have to contact the support first, because the filehoster list so well hidden. Also the functions of the website are often important: If the multihoster offers a downloader on the website, it should work without problems.
Limits (e.g. traffic limits for filehosters) are also important. We also take a look at these and of course we include them in the evaluation.
3. The most important thing: The tests
First we test the most important filehosters, like Uploaded, Rapidgator, Icerbox, Share-Online, etc., but we also test the other filehosters in order to check what the multihoster actually offers. If available, we also test the other services (e.g. Usenet, online storage, VPN & Co.) briefly.
After that we will start with the speed tests. If the multihoster allows it (and do not block server IPs), we test the download speed with several servers, scattered all over the world:
- United States
- Great Britain
If server IPs are not allowed, test lines are available in Austria. Only the direct download with one connection is tested. With download managers such as jDownloader & Co. faster speeds can be achieved as they start several downloads simultaneously and use several connections.
At the end of the tests, we open some support tickets at the multihoster. Depending on whether problems have occurred, we can report them immediately and see how long the repair will take. Of course, we also contact them as a “new customer” to prevent customer service from treating us preferentially, as they know about our tests.
4. The pricing
A final look at the prices and the payment methods should not be missing of course. Especially interesting: Are the prices and payment methods the same all over the world or is it perhaps worth buying via a VPN/proxy?
5. The conclusion
At the end we work out a pro- and contralist and draw a conclusion on this basis. Finally, of course, we calculate the overall grade.
Otherwise it’s important:
Even if we show advertising on our site, this NEVER influences our ratings. We can’t be bought! We also do not delete user comments as long as they contain no spam, no ref links and correspond to the usual netiquette.