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- PackagesEditor: 80%
- ConnectivityEditor: 80%
- SpeedEditor: 70%
- RetentionEditor: 99%
- Download completionEditor: 75%
Already for years, Eweka is a news server icon in the Netherlands. You get unlimited downloading with several parallels connections. Despite the already appealing prices, from us, you get a Free Upgrade on top of that.
For years Eweka has been the most popular and appreciated Dutch news server. They were founded in 2001 and are based in Amsterdam. They own their own datacenter and network of POP locations. The best way to download Eweka is with Spotnet.
Price / Packages
Eweka offers three packages to choose from. Besides the price the only differences between the packages are speed, the number of connections and account sharing.
All three packages offer the following:
- Unlimited access
- 3277 days retention
- Maximum 8 or 20 parallel connections depending on the package
- SSL protection
- No usage limit
- No contracts
- Email support
|Standard Account||High Speed Account||Subscription Account|
|50 Mbps - €7,50||300 Mbps - €9,60||300 Mbps - €7,50|
|Up to 3094 days retention||V||V||V|
|Access to all available newsgroups||V||V||V|
|High quality world-wide newsfeed exchange||V||V||V|
|Super fast privately owned 600 gigabit/s backbone||V||V||V|
|Optimal completion of over 99.5%||V||V||V|
|No usage limits||V||V||V|
|Respect for your privacy||V||V||V|
|Number of connections per account||8||20||20|
|Access to online control panel||V||V||V|
|Support via email||V||V||V|
|Account sharing allowed||V|
There are a lot of payment options to choose from: According to Eweka you can also pay by credit card:
Use PlaySpan to make payments with your Visa card, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or JCB credit card. Payments are processed immediately.
In order to perform a PlaySpan payment, you will need to request a payment link from My Eweka.
The ordering process
According to Eweka:
A valid e-mail address is the most important item you will need to provide. All correspondence will be sent to the e-mail address that you use to register your account.
Of course you may complete all fields. For payment and account verification, it is useful to provide your last id, telephone number and bank account number.
Connectivity / Settings
- Address: newsreader.eweka.nl
- SSL address: sslreader.eweka.nl
- SSL ports: 563 and 443
- Port: 119
- Maximum connections: 8 or 20*
- Retention: 3094 days
*depends on the package
It is not difficult to configure Eweka with Spotnet. You have to do one simple step in the Spotnet provider settings: filling out the above-mentioned data. In case you encounter problems with Spotnet and you are still using the old version 1.8, it is recommended to download the newest Spotnet 2.0.
They offer a speed of 50 Mbit/s or 300 Mbit/s per Usenet account depending on the package. Especially with the top package, this is a serious speed. Of course, the maximum speed also depends on your internet provider subscription.
Retention & download completion
Eweka has a super good retention, even in comparison with the most expensive Usenet providers. An impressive nine years, they store their files.
The download completion score of Eweka is 75%, which is a good score. Once in a while, we encountered an incomplete file, but generally, they loaded very well.
Reasons to choose Eweka
Why choose Eweka?
It is recommended to choose Eweke for the following reasons:
- When you can’t or don’t want to pay with PayPal, bank transfer or credit card
- If you would like to have Usenet account sharing. Maximum 8 or 20 devices can be connected simultaneously (the number depends on the package)
- Free of charge upgrade to 300Mbit/s. We provide a free upgrade to 300 Mbit/s. This means you only pay €7,50 instead of €9,60 per month.
Why not choose Eweka?
- When your internet connection is faster than 300 Mbit/s. In order to test your connection, use speedtest.net. Eweka costs €7,5 times 12 = €90 per year. So, if you have higher download capabilities, you can choose better alternatives for approximately the same amount of money.
You could choose for example one of the fastest pay servers or a cheaper news server. In this case, they offer more value for your money. Many Usenet servers offer free trials.
- But in any case it is recommended to first read about the best news servers and compare them.
- Many different payment options
- 8 or 20 parallel connections (dep. on the package
- Free upgrade to 300 Mbit/s
- If your download speed is higher than 300 Mbps, there are better alternatives for about the same fee
Summary: Already for years, Eweka is a news server icon in the Netherlands. You get unlimited downloading with several parallels connections. Despite the already appealing prices, from us, you get a Free Upgrade on top of that.