Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite designed to help businesses stay connected while working securely from anywhere on any device. With tools such as Docs, Contacts, Sites and Calendar, Google Apps helps to streamline everyday tasks and makes collaboration effortless.
Google Apps Plugin
XenyoHosting offers a Google Apps plugin in cPanel which makes the required DNS changes for use with Google Apps products, pointing MX records to Google servers where email for the registered domain will be hosted. Shared customers can follow the steps below to configure Google Apps for a domain in cPanel.
The Google Apps plugin is not available in cPanel for non-Shared hosting accounts. In order to use Google Apps, non-Shared customers will need to make the required DNS changes manually or contact XenyoHosting support for assistance.
Step 1: Create a Google Apps Account
To sign up for a Google Apps account:
- Go to www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/
- Click the green Get Started button.
- Complete the About you form and click Next.
- On the next page, click Actually, I own a domainthat I'd like to use.
- In the Your own domain box, enter the domain you wish to set up with Google Apps.
- Click Next.
- Complete the Create your Google account form.
- Click Accept and signup when finished.
Step 2: Verify Domain Ownership
Once a Google Apps account has been created, the domain used during registration will need to be verified. To do this:
- Sign into your Google Apps dashboard at http://google.com/a/your_domain.com
- Note: You will need to replace your_domain with the actual domain with which your Google Apps account is registered.
Note: Upon your first time logging into Google Apps, you will be prompted to verify your account via text message or voice call.
- From the admin console, click Start Setup.
- Click the Verify Domain button that will appear immediately thereafter.
- In the pop-up, click Begin verification.
- From the drop-down menu, select your domain registrar.
- Follow the prompt from Google Apps to add a TXT or CNAME record to your DNS configuration.
- Click Verify.