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Lexxi

General Post

A friendly Reminder

Hi there! This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow February 18th is my RL birthday so I will be taking the day off. I may still sign online but I won’t be working. I will put anything work related in a to do list on my phone if you do reach out for assistance. IF you are doing an event/gig, please be sure to send me an IM to see if I can make it as if I can, I will! 💖

In this post as the p.s., I said I would put in my wishlist but the site I use is currently switching to another payment processor so instead I just put out myself a Happy Birthday section at my office with cake & other yummy snacks that you’re more than welcome to. I left a tip jar out next to it if you were planning to use the wishlist this year but can’t, sorry about that. ** NEVER ** an obligation and I ** NEVER ** expect anything but I do get asked and that is the reason I put the option out there as people in this world are just simply generous humans and want to show kindness, love, & support to other humans.

That was all. Thank you for reading.
–♡ LustyLexxi Larimore ♡

Current Sales, General Post

Valentine’s Day / My RL Bday Sales

To celebrate Valentine’s day AND my RL Birthday which is on February 18th! 😉

These sales are starting on Friday, February 9th, 2024 through February 19th, 2024.

TO REDEEM ANY SALE, YOU’LL HAVE TO FILL OUT THIS FORM:
https://forms.gle/t7xufMLQxd2CNnfy6

This keeps me from losing any IM’s or notecards inworld and keeps me organized so I can also get to everyone in a timely manner 🙂


DO NOT RENEW BEFORE BEING TOLD TO DO SO. DO NOT SEND ME DIRECT PAYMENTS EITHER. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.


1: Renew a week, get a week free. No limit. Cannot be applied to any other promotion.

2: Upgrade to a VIP License & transfer your time over. Sale will not include the free year when purchasing a license, only the time you have available on your stream at the time of redeeming. Only pay the ONE TIME license fee.

3: By very popular demand…coming out of the vault, for my bday, A strict limit of ONLY 3 Immortal Streams will be available then back to the vault again ~ Turn your stream into an Immortal Stream which simply means no more renewal fees for as long as Hostcrate is in business. Considering we will be turning 16 this year, Immortal streams is one of our best deals we’ve ever offered. Price: L$55,000, RL Price: $250 — If you feel this is expensive, please keep it to yourself…as it’s not actually in the long run. That’s about 5ish years of fees upfront on our lowest plan & about 2 years of fees upfront on our highest plan and given our track record of being around coming up on 16 years in may, the amount saved will be shown in the long term. No refunds will be given for time remaining on accounts. Cannot be combined. & seriously, the last chance ever as I just cannot offer these after this anymore.

4: Purchase 1 VIP license, get 1 free for a friend. Cannot be combined.

– This is it for now. More may be added later. Keep an eye out, subscribe to our site & be notified instantly if there is an update to this page. Please direct any questions, etc to LustyLexxi Larimore.

p.s. I will have a new wishlist for those who have asked for my rl bday. will post it here in an update and in my profile inworld. As always never an obligation and always grateful to those who do send me gifts including just a simple happy bday 🙂

General Post

Stream Terminations Today

Stream terminations
Mon, Jan 29 2024 5:01:09 PM PST

I will be doing stream terminations within the next few hours. If you are overdue by 3 days or more, you risk losing your stream. We do not reopen regular streams as that is a perk reserved for VIP License holders. Any questions, etc please reach out.

P.S. If you wish to get notices by email (starting in Feb), you can sign up using our form on our website at: https://news.hostcrate.stream/notices-by-email/

Thank you
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Migration Update, Updates

Our Plan Updates

As most of you know by now our pricing went into affect back on November 17th, 2023. I have put off with those plans we no longer have available to have people choose another plan. That time has now come.

For our regular stream plans: We no longer have the intro plan so you can either go with the budget plan or upgrade to the club plan. Whatever time is on your account will remain and you won’t have to pay the difference nor will you be refunded if you choose to downgrade.

For our VIP License stream plans: We no longer have the standard / intro plan so you can downgrade to our VIP Budget License or upgrade to the 5GB VIP License. Whatever time is on your account will remain and you won’t have to pay the difference nor will you be refunded if you choose to downgrade.

I will reach out by direct IM and leave a notecard to customers who are on those plans. You’ll have until January 31st, 2024. If I don’t get a reply, I’ll upgrade you.

Why upgrade? Because those plans have space & autodj and if I were to downgrade you then you’d lose access to your AutoDJ and the music you’ve uploaded & playlists would be gone so just in case someone wanted to be upgraded but didn’t reach out, you’d not have to worry that you lost all that hard work. I hope that makes sense.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post

Upcoming Dates: Please read

Hiya,

A quick heads up of the following dates that Hostcrate may be closed and I may be unavailable (unless servers are down etc)

–January 5th: I know this day has passed but this is my mom’s death day. I will always take this day off as it is a difficult day for me.

–January 13th: This was my mom’s birthday. I take this day to remember/mourn her even now 5 years later.

February 14th: Valentine’s Day. Need I say more? lol I won’t be online & Hostcrate will be closed.

February 18th: This is my real life birthday. I do my best to celebrate but it’s a hard day as my mom had passed the month before my birthday month 🙁 so it’s a difficult day just for that reason alone.
If you feel inclined/generous….*causally drops this https://www.wishtender.com/lustylexxilarimore

Mar 17th: St Patrick’s Day — I’ll probably be online.

March 31st: Easter — I’ll probably be online.

May 12th: Mother’s Day — I won’t be online & Hostcrate will be closed.

 

This list may be updated if anything changes and/or to add further dates.

General Post

Happy (early) New years eve & New Years!

Happy (early) New years eve & New Years!
Sat, Dec 30 2023 8:45:11 PM PST

I hope all of you have a great New Years Eve & New Years! Hostcrate will be closed on both to spend time with family. See you all next year 😉

♥ LustyLexxi Larimore

DATACENTER MOVE UPDATES, General Post, Maintenance Notices, Migration Update, Updates

FINAL UPDATE: Migration Complete!

Hiya. The migration of the servers to the new datacenter has been completed. The DNS update may take a few days to reflect as being changed. Please be sure to change the IP address in your encoder if you software requires you to use an IP address to connect to your stream for live broadcasting. All data should of been copied right over to the new server including all playlists & autodj settings. Please let me know if anything is messed up including if your port # isn’t working properly so that I can work on fixing it. If you don’t report a problem to me, I don’t know that it is broken/an issue.

For those on server that was cp1.hostcrate.com /cp3.hostcrate.net –  IP ending in 147, the IP for that server is now 172.111.49.58
The control panel control panel URL will remain the same, your username, password, & port. Everything, EXCEPT the IP address, will stay the same.

For those on server that was cp2.hostcrate.rocks IP ending in 242 – the IP for that server is now 172.99.148.138
The control panel control panel URL will remain the same, your username, password, & port. Everything, EXCEPT the IP address, will stay the same.

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

DATACENTER MOVE UPDATES, General Post, Maintenance Notices, Migration Update

UPDATE TO THE MIGRATION PROGRESS

Hello!

For those on server IP ending in 147

The back end of the migration will be completed on Monday December 18th, 2023 starting at 9AM SLT. This includes the DNS A records for the IP address for all domains including the control panel domain. The DNS change worldwide may take up to 24 to 48 hours. During DNS update, the browser may connect to the old server which will result invalid password so bear with us while the changes update. For future reference the new IP address is 172.111.49.58 and the control panel URL will remain the same, just changing the IP address as it is with a different datacenter.


Those on Server IP ending in 242

The migration process will begin on Monday, same time as well. This may take up to 2 days, it just depends. They were able to do the other server in about 15 hours but have a backup just in case. The back end of this will be done as soon as the migration is completed so you may get the same issues as described above. Please be patient and bear with me through this process. The datacenter & I are working to have the least amount of downtime possible. I will send an update again once everything has been completed. Also for future reference, your IP will be 172.99.148.138


Notes

Also note I am sending out this notification to each customer via a notification system inworld. I will also be taking the time to send this to each customer directly as well. Just trying to notify everyone the best I can. This is why we have a website so if you IMs get capped, you can still access important information such as this. That site is: https://news.hostcrate.stream/

I also want to side note that I *didn’t* want to move/migrate. I was forced to by the datacenter we had been with for just shy of a decade! 10 years of loyalty. You can read that ticket interaction on this post for full details. I just wanted to make that crystal clear as I did receive a not so friendly IM complaining about my moving and raising pricing. If I would of ordered servers with the current datacenter, the price increase would of been a lot more as they are expensive. But I didn’t want to do that so I looked for another & receive word from someone who knows their stuff. Their pricing is reasonable and I didn’t have to raise it that much. I also moved my office to lessen the cost of operations which lessen the price I would have to increase it by. If you have an issue with this and decided to leave Hostcrate, I’m sorry and I do hope that you find a provider that is better suited for you. We wll be here if ever you decide to come back.

That is all, for now. If you have any questions, etc, please reach out. Thank you again!!!!!!

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore

DATACENTER MOVE UPDATES, General Post, Maintenance Notices, Migration Update, Outages/Network Issues, Updates

Migration Progress

Hiya.

Server ending in 147 has been migrated (cp1.hostcrate.com). The backend admin parts I will be doing on Monday, December 18th, 2023 starting at 9AM SLT. This includes the DNS A records for the IP address for all domains including the control panel domain. The DNS change worldwide may take up to 24 to 48 hours. During DNS update, the browser may connect to the old server which will result invalid password so bear with us while the changes update. For future reference the new IP address is 172.111.49.58 and the control panel URL will remain the same, just changing the IP address as it is with a different datacenter.

The next server migration will be done soon as I have to order the server for this & have things setup in the backend. I will keep you all updated.

Any questions, concerns, issues PLEASE reach out to me as that is what I am here for.

P.S. you’ll be able to stream just fine as the old server will remain until the update of DNS on Monday is done and then you’ll need to update the IP address you use which is given in this post. Again, this is specific to those who are on server ending in IP address 147 / control panel url: cp1.hostcrate.com

General Post, Maintenance Notices, Migration Update

Migration Begins Dec 6th

They will be starting the migration process on December 6th, 2023. You shouldn’t notice any issues or interruptions as you should be able to stream as normal. They (the software developer) will be just migrating all of the data to the new server. Once done, I will send another notice with the new IP address and switch behind the scenes info as needed. You shouldn’t have to do anything on your part until I have sent out info for the IP, Control panel Info, etc.

Thank you for understanding –Lexxi