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Lexxi

General Post, Maintenance Notices, Updates

Upcoming Maintenance: June 26th, 2024

Our website hosting provider for hostcrate.stream will updating the operating system on June 26th, 2024. They are scheduling downtime on June 26th, 2024 starting at 10PM EST (7PM SLT) until 2AM EST (11PM SLT). They expect the upgrade only to take approximately 2 hours, so they are scheduling a longer window just in case things don’t go as expected. ** THIS MAINTENANCE WON’T AFFECT STREAMS/STREAMING SERVICES** as our website is hosted outside our streaming servers specifically for reasons such as these or if our streams are down but we can keep you informed with our website.


To be specific:

Our website provider currently uses CloudLinux 7 and that reaches it’s End of Life [EoL] on July 1, 2024, so no further security updates or patches will be available after that date. Additionally, cPanel has stopped providing updates for CloudLinux 7, keeping us on a slightly older version lacking some of the newer features they’ve released recently.

This maintenance we will be upgrading to CloudLinux 8 which reaches its End of Life [EoL] on May 31, 2029, so they do not anticipate having to perform this kind of maintenance again for the next 5 years. They would love to go ahead and move to CloudLinux 9, however, cPanel’s support for CloudLinux 9 is experimental and not recommended for production environments.

While services will not be unavailable during the whole maintenance window – there will be long periods during the maintenance window when the server is unresponsive. They have tested these upgrades in their development and testing cluster and the process has gone smoothly but does take a fair bit of time. They will be taking every step possible to ensure this maintenance does not last any longer than necessary.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out. Again, this maintenance is specific to our website, hostcrate.stream (which includes news.hostcrate.stream and any/all subdomains with hostcrate.stream).

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

Current Sales, General Post

BOGO SALE! ALL OF JUNE!

This BOGO sale will be all June long! Buy one week, get one free! No limits. No need to contact me this time around as I adjusted the packages for each plan to reflect the week free in pricing itself. This sale will end on July 1st, 2024 at 9AM SLT (12PM EST). Example is: You pay the L$300 for a week, you’ll get 14 days instead of the normal 7. The next time I have a sale in general won’t be until holiday time (October – December) so be sure to take advantage while you can. For yearly plans, this sale would be applied as buy a year, get 1 free. Will not apply to space add-ons or daily rentals. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please reach out, we’re here.

Thank you
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Outages/Network Issues

Servers Down – Updates will be posted here.

Update as of 8:37AM SLT / 11:37AM EST

I have received the all clear. I greatly apologize for the issues.

Thank you –LustyLexxi Larimore


Update as of 11:30AM SLT / 2:30PM EST

Both servers are back up and running. I have restarted all streams & AutoDJ streams. I am still awaiting an official all clear so stream at your discretion. Thank you for understanding the situation, very much appreciated.

Thank you –LustyLexxi Larimore


Update as of 7:49AM SLT / 10:49AM EST

They are slowly but surely getting power restored. They have many people trying to help this all be resolved by having well known providers who are affected have their own technicians on site to try to help to restore services faster. So far, server ending in 58 is currently online. I have restarted radios & autoDJ streams on that server. I am keeping a very close eye on this entire situation and giving updates as soon as I get any new information. I very much appreciate your understanding & patience with this. It definitely helps my stress levels lol.

Thank you –LustyLexxi Larimore


Update as of 6:37AM SLT / 9:37AM EST

There is a power outage (seems due to severe weather some have reported that happened overnight/this morning) where even the backup systems are not receiving power so everything that is supposed to have backup power (ie. All servers and equipment) is down. They have electrical engineers working to get everything restored as soon as possible. I highly advise to switching to a backup stream as there is no official ETA on when this will be resolved and this is DEFINITELY out of our control. But they are working to get it fixed as this is affected an entire datacenter which accounts for thousands of customers.

Thank you for understanding & your patience –LustyLexxi Larimore


UPDATE as of 9:08AM EST: “Indications show there is a power outage in the facility. We’ve reached out and are awaiting status updates.


I am aware that the servers are currently down. I have opened a ticket and messaged the owner on Discord to fix it asap. I will post updates here for when they are back online.

Thank you for understanding & your patience –LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post

Tomorrow @ 10AM SLT

Tomorrow @ 10AM SLT
Wed, May 08 2024 3:58:54 PM PDT

I will begin stream terminations tomorrow, Thursday, May 9th @ 10AM SLT.(1PM EST) Streams that are in overdue status will be terminated without further warning. If you wish to keep your stream please be sure to renew it if it is in overdue status.

Thank you
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Updates

Feature Update

Feature Update
Wed, May 01 2024 10:50:59 AM PDT

For those of you who have asked for this for quite a while now…I just received this response from the software developers about FTP options!

YAY! I will keep an eye out on this and update you all when it has become available! If you have any other feature requests please let me know so I can let them know as they are willing to listen to requests <3

Thank you –Lexxi

General Post, Maintenance Notices, Outages/Network Issues

ALL CLEAR: DATACENTER Emergency Maintenance

As of 4/25/2024 @ 3:03PM EST / 12:03PM SLT

ALL CLEAR!

The servers are back online. Thank you so much for your patience & understanding! I appreciate it more than you know.

–Lexxi

As of 4/25/2024 @ 9:20AM EST / 6:20AM SLT

Server ending in 58 is currently back online. Server ending in 138 is still being worked on. –Lexxi

As of 4/25/2024 @ 1:11AM EST / 10:11PM SLT

It is a networking issue that the datacenter wasn’t expecting. They have their technicians working hard to get the issue resolved and the server back online. They will let me know when it has been fixed. I cannot stay awake any longer as it is 1AM in the morning for me, I need to get some sleep. Hopefully by the time I wake up or when I wake up to go pee (it happens lol), the servers will be back online. I will update you as soon as I wake up whether or not there are any further details. Please, if anyone asks via SL, FB, Discord, etc, refer them to this post. This site is NOT on our servers and is hosted elsewhere for this exact reason – so I can communicate with everyone  even when servers are down. As you can obviously see, that it is a bright idea to do so.

I will, again, update you soon as I wake up. I appreciate everyone being so understanding and GREATLY beyond words appreciate your patience.

–Lexxi

General Post, Maintenance Notices, Outages/Network Issues

Reminder: DATACENTER Emergency Maintenance

Reminder: DATACENTER Emergency Maintenance
Wed, Apr 24 2024 8:35:28 AM PDT

A friendly reminder:

Our datacenter will be performing emergency maintenance which will result in our servers being down for up to 2 hours. They will begin this around 4PM SLT TODAY.

They will safely be powering down the servers before they begin the maintenance work. I will send notification when they have completed this emergency maintenance and/or any further details in regards to it.

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Maintenance Notices, Outages/Network Issues

DATACENTER Emergency Maintenance

Update||The datacenter replied. They said the emergency maintenance will begin at 4PM SLT.  Thank you –Lexxi

DATACENTER Emergency Maintenance
Tue, Apr 23 2024 1:51:28 PM PDT

FROM OUR DATACENTER, 4 minutes ago

“I am sorry to be reaching out on such short notice regarding your server.
Our team needs to perform emergency maintenance which will result in the server you are on being down for up to 2 hours tomorrow evening 4-24-2024.
We will safely power down the servers before the work is performed. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you.”

Expired Sales

4/20 Sale!

4/20 Sale!
Thu, Apr 18 2024 8:51:44 AM PDT

To celebrate 4/20, get a whole year for just a “dime bag”. For $10 (L$4,020), you can get a whole year on any plan. To redeem, please contact LustyLexxi Larimore. Please do not pay me direct or renew your stream. I will rez out a specific vendor for you to renew at the sale price for transactional purposes.

Sale Ends on 4/21/24. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore