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October 2019

General Post

At 12PM SLT – Halloween Special Offers

Halloween Special Offers
Thu, Oct 31 2019 7:38:04 AM PDT

I will be posting special offers for Halloween today at around 12PM SLT. If you are a Patron of our Patreon page, the specials are already posted and you can redeem early 🙂

A special THANK YOU to those who have become a Patron, I am extremely grateful to have you believe in Hostcrate that you would sign up!

Thank you to every one of our customers who have stayed with us. I cannot express how much that means! Thank you!!!!! <3

Our Patreon page is:

Expired Sales, General Post

Halloween Special Offers – 2019

Here are the special offers in celebration of Halloween. You can claim any of these deals by messaging me within Second Life. All specials will end at 11:59PM SLT. If a Patron, these specials ends on November 7th, 2019 at 11:59PM SLT

–Renew a week, get 1 free. Up to 1 month total. For Patron’s, up to 3 months total.

–1/2 off lifetime licenses includes 1 month of support.  A small renewal support fee applies thereafter.

–Come to the new setup office dressed in a Halloween costume, Take a cute pic, send it to me to share on our Facebook/IG Page and get a FREE week!! You can use my PICKS tab for the new  office landmark. Get 2 weeks free if a Patron.

–Renew any stream for 1 year, get 3 months on us for FREE. Patron’s get an additional 3 months if redeeming this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offer (except the one listed right above for the free week for dressing up)

–Month free of service in SL Special Offer • 5 days left
10 patron’s OR until 11/05/19 12PM EST which ever comes 1st will get a month free of
service in SL. Can be combined. Only 6 spots left!

–Bring a friend and get the same amount of time that they purchase. Example: They buy
a month of service, you get a month free. They pay a year, you get a year free. Limit of 1
friend. Patron’s can bring 2 and get the time of both friends. Using alts = banned!!

–Post a review on our facebook page (at least 2 complete sentences), get 1 week free.
Patron’s get 2 weeks free.

That is all for now. If you have an idea, please reach out to me as I take suggestions for special deals! 🙂

General Post

Hostcrate & Patreon

Hostcrate now has a Patreon (

If you weren’t aware, Patreon is a website that allows people and businesses to raise funds in the form of memberships to help grow their communities, expand their ideas, and so on.

It would mean the absolute world to us at Hostcrate if you could but don’t feel obligated, even pledging a $1.00 would be extremely helpful. This is to try to help Hostcrate stay in business and with the drastic price hike by the company that acquired the software we use, Cpanel, it has been a challenge.

FULL details are written right on our Patreon page with 100% transparency. If you have any ideas for the tier rewards, we’d love to hear from you as well.

Thank you for taking your valuable time out of your day to read this, I greatly appreciate it!!
–LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post

Help Plant 20M Trees By 2020

Help Plant 20M Trees By 2020

JOIN #TEAMTREES!!! The Arbor Day Foundation will plant 1 tree for every dollar raised. Donate at! To see the full amount donated, go to

Planting 20,000,000 Trees Video by Mr. Beast

You can donate via the youtube video above OR via their website

Our 1st donation, NOT THE LAST:

Thank you
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Now Hiring

Hiring – Stream Team

We are looking for 1 or 2 people to join Hostcrate as the stream team. I am extremely busy so it has become more than I and my manager to handle creating accounts as they sell out very quickly so I’m looking for some dependable, honest help. Serious applicants only. Fill out the app, no IMs/NCs please.

The app:

General Post

Update to: Important Changes at Hostcrate

Previous Post with the price changes

Hello again everyone,

With the previous notification, I apologize I wasn’t able to get the notice out about the rest of the information as I had promised. This change has been quite a huge weight on my shoulders and not everyone has been so understanding so I greatly apologize.

Lifetime Licenses will have the following price change with the support fees:

Budget Lifetime License Renewal Support Fee will go from L$12 to L$40 a week

Lifetime License Standard Renewal Support Fee will go from L$80 = L$108 a week

Lifetime License 5GB Renewal Support Fee will go from L$60 to L$88 a week

Lifetime License 10GB Renewal Support Fee will go from L$110 = L$138 a week

Pricing will take affect on October 14th, 2019. We will continue to have licenses for sale at this time with the current prices set but that may change. We will keep you informed if we decide to no longer sell licenses. If you have a license, you will continue to have a license which will work the same as before the price changes. We can no longer keep grandfathered in pricing meaning all fees will be at the current rate. You WON’T lose the time on your account and will NOT have to back pay either for the time you have.

I’m very sorry to each and everyone that I have to increase prices at Hostcrate. I have no choice because the expenses to keep Hostcrate around in Second Life are not cheap as you can see just by the server payment alone. There are other expenses outside of those fees: Linden Lab Fees to process credits from L$ to US Dollars are 3.5% PLUS 5%. Land Tier at L$6400/week, Software to run streams & billing to take payments from SL customers out of world $15.40/month, Smartbots to automate our bot L$479/week, paying staff salary & commissions so on & so forth. Running a business inworld doesn’t make it any cheaper out of world though I wish that were the case.

I have NEVER, EVER shared such financial information but I must be 100000000% transparent in order to inform customers that the price increases are NOT to benefit me in any manner as I am not still in business because of money but because I absolutely LOVE what I do and I love our customers…if money were the case, we wouldn’t of been in SL a long time ago because I don’t, quite frankly, earn a lot of income on running Hostcrate and haven’t for a long time. I may be able to pay for a coffee or lunch with my husband ever so often but the point of Hostcrate from the beginning was to bring affordable prices for customers inworld to be able to focus more on what they do inworld which is bringing the joy of music and performances to people who may not be having such a great life outside of SL. That was the entire point of coming into Second Life and still is 11 years later.

I am grateful to those who read the first notice and were so understanding. I am grateful to everyone who has had nothing but nice things to say to me since the changes. You have no idea how much all of that meant and got me through the heartache of bringing such bad news and disappointing customers. Thank you very, very much!!! Your kindness is immensely appreciated!!

–Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post

Important Changes At Hostcrate

Hello everyone,

This is going to be a very tough post. This is a post I didn’t want to ever have to make but I have no choice to be frank. Please note this post will be including full transparency to which I have NEVER, EVER shared with customers or to the open public.

This post may be a long one so I apologize in advance for that but it is very important so please read it in full.

Let’s start at the beginning…On May 29th, 2019, Linden Lab – The company behind Second Life – posted a blog post (link) which included, near the bottom, the news that they were raising the credit processing fees by double the percentage, a shock for a lot of inworld business all across the board. If you are unaware, Second Life charges a fee to sell your L$ then another fee to process them as a credit to US Dollars. Essentially, being charged twice. Once at 3.5% then another 5%. The amount you receive from selling changes basically daily and I decided to eat this fee increase at the end of the day. I did NOT want to raise my prices.

This brings us to October 1st, 2019 where I was sent the invoice as always from our datacenter for the servers payment. When I opened the email on October 2nd, I was quite shocked that the bill was over $70 higher than anticipated. I opened a ticket to find out why…and to fix it. They replied with the news that this was because the company behind the control panel we use, Cpanel, raised their pricing and that has been passed down to the customer. Here is the link to their new pricing posted on their website.

Screenshot of our former pricing
Screenshot of the new pricing (The Balance forward can be ignored, I owed a balance to which I had requested an extension and have paid)

We will be charged $42 base price per server plus $0.15 per an account over 100 accounts. This fee is quite a heavy fee to say the least and it will change each month based on the accounts we have. As most know, we create all of our accounts manually so now we will be charged for the accounts that sit on the server that have yet to be sold. We will be trying to cut that down by having a set amount up for sale to decrease that.

This comes to the news I never wanted to do…as you can see by it being now 9 days later…I have thought about and to be honest, I have cried about this situation everyday since because I didn’t want to have to raise our pricing but at this point, I have to because our current pricing for the budget streams is not sustainable with the price hikes we have endured from Linden Lab to now our datacenter. We cannot stay inworld in business with pricing at $0.37 a month (L$100). We cannot pay real world servers, software fees, our amazing staff, and expand etc at this rate.

We are considering launching a Patreon but for one, I am unsure if anyone would be interested in Hostcrate like that and two, outside of keeping your same price & a new Tshirt/Sticker/Merch each month as an exclusive benefit to becoming one of our Patreon’s, I have not a clue what to offer. Hostcrate has been my life since I was only 22 years old so this defeat is so heartbreaking to me personally because I love all of my customers, I love what I do so very much, and Hostcrate would NOT be around for this long without you.

I just hope everyone can take a moment to understand and not be upset with me about the price change I must make. Thank you all.

Pricing will be changed on October 10th, 2019.

Budget Streams: L$99/week
Intro Streams: L$150/week
Club Streams: Remaining the same as of now
Radio Streams: Remaining the same as of now

License changes have been posted at:

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I am truly sorry to everyone that I may disappoint with this news. I hope that you’ll still keep us as your provider through this change but I understand if that won’t be the case.

Again, Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore