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General Post

Semi-Dedicated Shoutcast Streams (updated 11/13/2020)

Hostcrate will be offering Semi-Dedicated Shoutcast streams.

We are the FIRST & ONLY to offer this in SL & out for shoutcast streams!!!!!

What is Semi-Dedicated?
These stream accounts will be on servers that will have a strict hard limit on the number of accounts on the server. Example: Server PURPLE will have a hard limit of only 50 stream accounts, period.

Why would I want a Semi-Dedicated stream?
Being honest, most won’t. But for those who wish to know there is a disclosed limited number of accounts on a server it would give peace of mind. On regular accounts, the amounts can range from 300 or more accounts on a server which can vary by account type (like space/autodj) and we DO NOT disclose the number of accounts on our regular plan servers.

Is there any other benefits besides the hard limit?
Actually, yes. So glad you asked! Semi-Dedicated streams will be *automatically* restarted anytime there is a reboot whether scheduled or not. This feature is called Premium Support but is included with Semi-Dedicated streams. Custom URL’s are included as well…even if you have/want a stream plan that doesn’t normally include it.

Is the Semi-Dedicated a plan or what?
The Semi-Dedicated is an optional add-on to our plans. The price you pay for opting for a Semi-Dedicated add-on includes the price of the plan you are on.

Example: You are paying for the budget plan at L$99 a week. You decide to get the Semi-Dedicated #100 add-on which is L$500 a week. You are *NOT* paying L$599 a week, you are only paying L$500 a week.

How many on each server?
We will have two options.

Option #1: A hard limit of 100 or less. L$500 a week / L$2000 a month
Option #2: A hard limit of 50 or less. L$750 a week / L$3000 a month

Why is this so expensive?
Actually, it isn’t expensive at all given the hard limits put onto these servers. Both still are less expensive given how much streams are in RL. With support staff that actually cares is always a plus, right? 😉😍

A quick search on google would give you an idea of how much streams cost (most start at $19.99 a month for less than 100 listeners!!)

Option #1: L$500 a week is $1.94USD a week / L$2000 a month is $7.75USD a month

Option #2: L$750 a week is $2.92USD a week / L$3000 a month is $11.62USD a month.

When will this option be available?
Pre-order is now available! We are setting up a new server on a new network to do beta testing. When all goes well, semi-dedicated customers will be put onto the server. When it becomes full, we will continue to order new servers. You will be informed along the way and when your semi-dedicated option has been applied to your stream.

We are shooting for Mid October. This will depend on how well the beta testing of the new datacenter will be. We will keep *THIS POST* updated.

How do I get the Semi-Dedicated add-on?
Easy. We will have designated purchase vendors. Click here for the direct vendor location. You would use the vendor.

Will my account details change?
The IP address will change because you will be placed on a different server. Your username, passwords, and port number should not change. Unless there is an issue server side with a port number which is unlikely BUT for full transparency, it may. You will be notified if there is any issue.

What if I have time remaining on my plan?
You would just pay the difference.

Example: You have 1 week remaining on a budget plan. You want to get the semi-dedicated option: L$500 – L$99 = L$401 you would pay in this case. If you have a club stream, however, with 4 weeks remaining: L$2000 – L$1500 = L$500 you would need to pay.

Will I be able to request a screenshot of proof that there are X amount?
Absolutely. Just contact me directly.

Are these the only two options that will be available?
There may be one more added with a hard limit of 25 accounts or less for L$1300 a week ($5.05USD/wk)  / L$5200 a month ($20.14USD/mo) but that will depend on the level of interest given to these two options.

Can I do the same if I have an RL account with you?
Yes. Just contact me directly. RL accounts pricing typically will be higher than SL pricing.

More Questions may be listed if they arise. Don’t be afraid to ask if you have any questions yourself.

Thank you!!

General Post, Maintenance Notices

Reminder: Tomorrows Scheduled Reboot

Reminder: Tomorrows Scheduled Reboot
Wed, May 01 2019 9:27:54 AM PDT

Scheduled reboot tomorrow May 2nd, 2019 between 3AM SLT – 6AM SLT. If you don’t have premium support, you will have to restart your stream from within your control panel using the info from your notecard. Video On how to Restart your stream:

Premium streams will be started for you right after the reboot – give me about 10-15 minutes after the reboot for all of them to be started.

Thank you — LustyLexxi Larimore

General Post, Maintenance Notices

New Server Ordered

New Server Ordered
Fri, Apr 12 2019 3:59:29 AM PDT

I have ordered a new server so I will need beta testers to give the server a test run before I create streams on it to make sure it is up to my standards. If you’d like to be apart of the Beta Testers of the new server, add yourself to the group:


You’ll be messaged once the server is live with stream details sent to you via notecard to test.

Out of Second Life customers, contact us on Live Chat at informing us you’re interested in joining the beta test.

Thank you
Hostcrate Team

Expired Sales


Fri, Feb 15 2019 11:10:52 AM PST

Today only, you will be able to renew 1 week & get 1 week free. The only limit is up to 1 year in total on your rental box. No form to fill out! You can just renew your box, 1 week at a time & get the bonus. Make sure to allow each transaction to process before doing another or it won’t go through. Any account. New or existing customers. RL customers must contact me to redeem. Ends at 11:59PM SLT.


Thank you
LustyLexxi Larimore

Expired Sales

Sales of the week: February 3rd – February 10th 2019 [Updated 2/6/19]

Here are all of sales for the week. Includes a sale on premium support to which will be the last sale for the current pricing before it increases. All these sales end on February 10th, 2019. To redeem any sale, fill out the redemption form by clicking here. Incomplete forms or those that didn’t follow instructions will be removed. Please, follow the instructions. **Never pay your rental box or vendors until you’ve been contacted. No refunds or credit for the sale will be given!**

  1. Purchase/renew the premium support 6 month option (L$900), get 6 months for free AND lock in the price for as long as you never go in overdue status. Can be combined except #2.
  2. Purchase/Renew the premium support 6 month option in USD (L$3.33/6 months), get 6 months free, lock in the price for as long as you never go in overdue status (continue to pay in USD), AND get 1 month free on your stream too!! Can be combined except #1.
  3. Club & Radio customers renew for 1 year, get 6 months FREE!
  4. Convert to a real life stream for 50% off our prices. Locked in pricing as long as you don’t go in overdue status. You’ll also get premium support for FREE ($60 USD yearly savings). Converting to USD keeps us in business. See our pricing here. Cannot be combined.
  5. Bring a friend to buy a stream & get 6 months free on your stream! Must be a new customer.
  6. First ever offer: Get an OWNED lifetime license, basic support included for the life of Hostcrate with no renewal fee locked in, get premium support for only $1.00/month ($12/year) optional locked in price. Plan is our RL Lifetime License 5gb plan (1,000 listeners, 5gb of space, up to 128kbps) for $249.00 (L$67176)  one time, ever. Limited to 3 customers only. May never be offered again so be sure to take advantage. Cannot be combined.
  7. Purchase an adboard at the office & get a free adspace of your choice on our news website (except lifetime option).
  8. BOGO is back per a LOT of request. Purchase/renew 1 month, get 1 free, limited to 2 months only. **DO NOT PAY YOUR RENTAL BOX UNTIL YOU’VE BEEN CONTACTED TO DO SO – NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED & I WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE SALE CREDIT EITHER** This will be a sale that I post often any longer so be sure to take advantage while you can. Cannot be combined.

That’s all of our deals for this week. Check for more after these expire on February 10th if there was no deals you’d like to redeem.

Thank you.


General Post, Money Saving Tips

Conversions: What? How? Price? Benefits?

Want Hostcrate around a while? Support us by having your stream converted to a RL account and get special perks NOT offered inworld (Second Life)! Sure, it may be a bit more expensive BUT here are the benefits:

  • You’ll help keep Hostcrate in business for YEARS & YEARS!
  • Converting to RL WILL NOT lose any of the time you currently have!
  • Your stream will have a SET DATE so you’ll ALWAYS know when you’re due!
  • We have a grace period for payment including suspension (2 days) then termination (7 days)!
  • Advance payments get quite the discount outside SL!
  • Support ticket system to get support even faster!
  • Convert your monthly stream into our Lifetime License & save a TON!
  • Lifetime Licenses will include a backup stream from a separate DC for just in case moments where our main server goes offline at NO additional fee(coming soon)!
  • Lifetime Licenses CAN convert their SL Lifetime to an RL License!
  • RL customers get the option for an additional backup stream at an AFFORDABLE addon option which can be used when/if any of our networks go offline or any other of your streams go down!
  • RL Lifetime License holders will receive free Priority support meaning we will reply to your support request within 1 hour of you opening a ticket/sending us a message and RL Monthly within 3 hours(coming soon).
  • RL customers will be able to use our Live Chat option for support.
  • You’ll get to keep your box inworld as a safe reminder of your rl due date.
  • RL customers receive better promotions than SL customers & more frequently
  • RL customers do not have to worry if ever Hostcrate were to have to remove services from being provided in SL.
  • RL customers will be able to contact me outside SL which may include calling and/or texting me directly (coming soon)
  • Club Owners who make the switch will be offered to sell our streams at their location at a discount.
  • ———————More benefits may be added.

Note: To convert, we ask to pay an initial month fee at our RL price. For lifetime conversations, you pay the difference from the license you are converting to the RL license. All conversions will be sent an invoice per our billing system & verification of payment from said avatar will be requested.  Direct any questions to me, LustyLexxi Larimore or *contact me to get converted!*

There may be added benefits but for now, this is all. We encourage and hope that you will consider the switch!

See our website at: for details on pricing for RL.