Usage hour calculations


The total login time is calculated by summing the total amount of time the user has been logged into the server per day. The daily sum is then rounded up to the next whole hour. Note, the day cycle is based on the server's clock. 


Because the login time is counted from when the user logs into the server to when they logoff, users must log off from the Apple menu to close each usage session (Apple menu > Log Out user...). Users should also close any open applications prior to logging off. As a useful tool, the Force Quit function allows a user to review all open applications and quit them. To use, simply navigate to Apple Menu > Force Quit... on the server.



Fig. 1: The Apple menu as it appears on a server, highlighted in red



Managed subscription plans


For example, in a 3-hour daily limit plan, the user is allowed to be logged in for 3 hours per day total. The user may login multiple times per day and will not be charged for additional hours as long as the total login time does not exceed the daily limit. Please remember to log off the Mac account by using the Apple Icon > Log out after each usage.



Pay-as-You-Go subscription plans


Pay-As-You-Go Plans allow the user to login for a prepaid amount of usage hours. Please note that after 60 consecutive days of nonuse the prepaid hours will expire. Please remember to log off the Mac account by using the Apple Icon > Log out after each usage.



Additional information


- Billing/Cancellation Policy

- Section 2 and Section 2.2 of MacinCloud's Terms of Service