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General Post, Recommendations

Do you need web hosting separate from your shoutcast stream?

If you are a customer of Hostcrate then you are very much aware that we have separated our Shoutcast Streaming Services from our billing website including this website so if ever our servers were to go down for whatever the reason may be, we would be able to still communicate with you – outside of social media – and keep everyone up to date on what was going on all at once. This, in my own opinion is a smart business idea in itself.

After searching, comparing, and trying out A LOT of providers throughout 2017. Then trying a set of providers that I thought were a good fit among one another in 2018, I decided on one finally on July 18th, 2018. In a few short months, we will have been with them for a year officially.

Even though Hostcrate does offer web hosting services, we do recommend to always have a backup account/plan somewhere. Not to be used as a backup service but just in case a disaster does happen to have another website to communicate with – outside of social media – as we all are aware that technology is not perfect so take steps in prevention rather than taking care of it after the fact. We even recommend having a stream backup as you just never know. Hopefully that makes sense.

Anywho, we decided to go with MDDHosting. Their services were fast so our website’s page load time was amazing and that is essential for Hostcrate especially when we have people outside the United States who access our website. The best part though is their quick response time with customer support. As most of you are well aware, I am quite the stickler to getting quality customer service. I despise the cut and paste canned responses from companies. It drives me completely bonkers to receive a canned response. MDDHosting DIDN’T do that!!! They are real people who actually read what you have submitted and respond appropriately.

To top this off, they had an issue a few months back that caused a severe outage by a mistake that one of their server administrators had made. Yes, our website was down for a bit of time. BUT the manner in which had handled the situation is why we are still with them today.

  • They sent out an email.
  • They made it clear on what happened.
  • They worked as had as they could to restore services.
  • They made a plan to prevent this type of issue in the future.

THAT is why we stayed. THAT is why I believe in their company. THAT is why I am creating this post and promoting their services because THAT is how a provider is suppose to act when something goes wrong. I decide to become an affiliate for them and the links above are affiliate links so Hostcrate would get a commission if you decide to make a purchase but don’t get that twisted because from this situation, having their quality services, with amazing customer service is the reason as to why I support them 100%. I will **NEVER** promote a company that I don’t believe in.

Thank you for taking the time in reading this post. I appreciate each and every one of you that is supporting Hostcrate because without you, I wouldn’t have this amazing job that I absolutely LOVE!!!

Thank you,

General Post, Maintenance Notices

Reboot Reminder & Terminations

A friendly reminder that a server reboot will be performed on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 between 3AM SLT – 6AM SLT (6AM EST – 9AM EST). During the reboot, all streams are turned into offline mode therefore you will have to log into your control panel to click the green on button. We’ve created a YouTube video on how to do that. Don’t want to have to worry about doing this? No problem! That is exactly why we have what is called Premium Support which means I will turn on your stream as soon as the server comes back online after a reboot. The price of this service will be increasing in January so may I suggest taking advantage of the promotions we have on it.

If you get a page that says any sort of error when trying to access the control panel, it means you were banned by IP address as we have a strict firewall to prevent any sort of unwanted access so you will need to contact a staff member to have your IP un-banned and whitelisted. A tip to prevent this is to **never, ever** copy/paste, ALWAYS type in the username and password so you don’t pick up an invisible space which will give you a failed log in.

If you have a custom URL, remember that your control panel is just a tad bit different when you log in. Just use the search bar at the top and type in whmsonic and it will bring up the Shoutcast Admin Panel to your stream.

Onto terminations…

I will be doing stream terminations throughout today and tomorrow so be sure that you check your rental box at the Hostcrate inworld office. We **DON’T** offer any grace period in Second Life so once your box turns red indicating you are in overdue status, you risk losing your account if you don’t pay it before we terminate it. We will **NOT** re-open/recreate a stream that was terminated **UNLESS** you have a Lifetime License.

A lifetime license lets you reactivate your stream at any time with the same details (IP is the only thing that may change). That is the only exception.

IF you ever want to have a stream with a specific due date with a grace period, we suggest converting to a RL (Real Life) stream account. Check our promos for any current sales.

That is about it for this post. I appreciate you stopping by and reading what I had to say. Thank you for all the support in allowing us to have this page for all of our updates and information. THIS really makes my life so much easier!!!! Never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or etc. Thank you!!!

Expired Sales, General Post

Xmas Deal

Here are a few promotions that we have available. For a full list of current sales, click here.. Read them carefully and use the redemption form to redeem any of the listed sales that we post on the website.

To Redeem any of the promotions that we offer, please fill out this form. This should make our lives easier 🙂

  • If you pay 3 years on your box, your 4th one is on us. Plus you’ll get a free custom url & premium support for 1 year! CANNOT be combined with any other offer. Limited to 25 customers only: first come, first serve. Expires January 10th, 2019. DON’T PAY YOUR BOX!!! FILL OUT THE REDEMPTION FORM TO REDEEM!

Thank you,
LustyLexxi Larimore


Here is a list of all of our current sales as of writing this post.

General Post, Merch Releases

Merch By Amazon: We’re approved!

As many of you already know, Hostcrate has been looking into selling merchandise. We have tried many print on demand services but none of which were the right fit for us. The majority of the issues were with the shipping times and fees that come with shipping outside of the United States. We have been trying different platforms with out other Brand, ThinkLMAO [.com]. We will be launching that again later this year. But none of the platforms were hitting the mark on what we have been looking for.

On December 6th, 2018, While watching YouTube, I came across a new option so I applied. By the looks of it, however, I didn’t think Hostcrate would of been approved because it seemed it may have been geared more toward much bigger brands and influencers but to my surprise on December 11th, 2018, I was sent a welcome email!!!!

What are you talking about Lusty … Lexxi… Misty….Ha, to whichever you like to call me 😉 I am talking about Merch by Amazon. We were approved *IN 5 DAYS* and I am extremely excited. You will finally be able to order our merch WITH Amazon Prime (if you have it … By the way, Highly recommend as getting your packages in 2 days is quite awesome I must say myself).

I am currently working on designs so bare with me on that. We will even have PopSockets available too! I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity and for you all. WITHOUT YOU, Hostcrate wouldn’t be here. THANK YOU for giving me a wonderful job. I love y’all truly to pieces.

–LustyLexxi Larimore
–(Misty Skelton)
-Proud CEO of Hostcrate-

Expired Sales

Sales: December 2018

Here are a few promotions that we have available. For a full list of current sales, click here.. Read them carefully and use the redemption form to redeem any of the listed sales that we post on the website.

To Redeem any of the promotions that we offer, please fill out this form. This should make our lives easier 🙂
Note: Anything that is strike through is expired (example: strike through. Or has been placed in the EXPIRED section of the website.

  • Now through December 26th, 2018 All is Doubled!
    Renew 1 month and receive 2 months. Renew 3 months and get 6. Renew 6 and get 12 and so on. One month minimum term required, no maximum limit for RL customers but 12 month maximum or SL customers. Cannot be combined with any other offer except RL conversions. New and existing customers.


  • Holiday Special! 60% OFF Lifetime Recurring fee excluding budget stream/licenses and 80% OFF One Time lifetime license fee for RL licenses and 40% OFF One Time OFF One Time lifetime license fee for SL licenses.  New and existing customers. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Ends December 31st, 2018, limited spots available [10 total].


  • Get premium support for 60% OFF for as long as you are up to date with payments. Going overdue will void this deal and the then current price will take effect. New and existing customers. This CAN be combined with other offers. Ends December 31st, 2018. Note that our premium support prices will be going up starting in January 2019 so grab the deal with it is available.


Here is a list of all of our current sales as of writing this post.

***We pay small idea finder (L$) fee if you have a deal for a
sale/promo to which we use! Contact LustyLexxi Larimore inworld!***

General Post

Hey there…

Welcome to Hostcrate’s promotional website! We will be using this space for posting all of our promotions, sales offers, deals, giveaways, events, etc. I’m sure you get the idea! This page and will run ads by to help keep our amazing prices down low also while giving us the ability to run such promotions. You are NOT likely to see that by any other hosting company which is just another reason on the list that separates us from everyone – We want to provide affordability but NEVER at any risk of losing the quality of our services or our customer service that we provide! And, we’re transparent about it. The ads help offset the overhead for our company to stay in business which passes on savings to you, the customer.

Be sure to bookmark the site so you aren’t missing out on any amazing deals!

See you soon!