Summary

Setting Up Google Apps with the Cpanel hosting control panel (used by many web hosting providers like Bluehost , etc)

Walkthrough

  • Setting Up Google Apps For Domains with Bluehost
  • This allows you to use a gmail interface with your own domain name
  • Go to "www.Google.com/apps"
  • Scroll to end of page, Under far left column called 'Product Options', click top option "Google Apps"
  • Click big blue button on right, "Get Started"
  • Enter your Domain Name in the box, click grey "Get Started" button
  • Under Account Administrator, Fill in all required boxes
  • Click to tick box, "Google Apps requires changed to DNS to properly set up services"
  • Under Organization Information, Fill in all required boxes, and drop down info
  • When completed, Click continue
  • Under Setup your first Administrator Account, Type in your chosen user name in box beside "@yourdomain.com"
  • (Note: Does not actually say @yourdomain, it will state your own domain name)
  • Note: This is the account you will use to manage your account, so best to make it your main email address for your site
  • Enter password in box
  • Re-Enter password in relevant box (ensure you have your password saved, try keypass)
  • Enter Validation code of characters displayed in green
  • Scroll by the terms and conditions, read if you wish
  • Leave box ticked "Automatically enable free new services for my users as they become available"
  • Click on grey box called I Accept, "Continue with Setup"
  • Type in Username you chose, in box beside "Username"
  • Type in Password in box beside "Password"
  • Click grey "Sign In" button
  • Read Privacy Info, note; you are the administrator to the account as you're setting it up
  • Click grey button "I accept, continue to my account"
  • Click box beside "Upload an Html file..."
  • Click on grey "Continue" button
  • Run Filezilla, & Click to Connect top left corner, to your Domain your setting up Google Apps with
  • When connected, click on "Public html" folder on in window on right hand side
  • Select "licience.txt" file and click to rename
  • Paste in "googlehostedservice.html" and hit enter
  • Edit file, using Notepad2
  • You may need to change your settings to make it your default
  • Go to header options, select "Edit", in dropdown list select "Settings"
  • In the left area under "Select Page", choose "File Editing"
  • Click 3rd box down, "Use Custom Editor", hit "Browse" to find your Notepad2 location and Select
  • Note: it is most likely in "C:\Program Files" but may not be
  • Click on Folder "Notepad2", click on file "notepad2", which will return you to the Settings pop-up box
  • Click box beside "Always Use Default Editor" & click the "OK" button
  • Right click "googlehostedservice.html" file in right filezila window & select "View/Edit" option
  • In pop-up box called "Selected File already being edited", select "Discard local file then edit download anew"
  • Hit "Ok" button & it will open "googlehostedservice.html" in Notepad2
  • Select all text and delete
  • Return to Google Apps page & copy the code google requested to put into the html file
  • Note: it will be at the end of "1. Create a Html Verfication file..." and after your domain name
  • Go back to Notepad2 file called "googlehostedservice.html" and paste in the code you've just copied, click save
  • "File has changed" pop-up window will appear in filezila. Ensure "finish editing and delete local files" box is ticked. Click "Yes"
  • Make sure filzila loads it through
  • Go back to google apps page where it requests for Html verification
  • Click link in blue, "www.yourdomain.com/googlehostedservice", and ensure the requested code is on the page
  • When it is, go back to the apps page and Click "I've Completed the Steps Above" button
  • Choose to "Skip Guide", or if you prefer you can "View Guide"
  • Click "Dismiss this message" in top yellow box
  • In the top blue box, Click on "1 user" in blue to add other users
  • Click option to "Create a New User"
  • In the "Create a new user" pop-up window, fill in first name, second name and select a user name/email adrs for them
  • Click "create new user"
  • On the top Dashboard Tab, select the last heading "Services Settings", & select 1st dropdown option "Email"
  • Go down to 4th option, "Email Activation", click on blue link, "Instructions on how to activate email"
  • We need to setup "Email Delivery", click blue link "Change MX records"
  • In another tab, (keeping the Change Mx records open) Go back to bluehost cPanel
  • Click on "Help" Tab down at the bottom of the page
  • Click on first option called "Open a Ticket"
  • Click box beside first option, "A Record / MX / Cname Changes" & click "Ok" button below list
  • Type in email address bluehost will reply to
  • Note: you haven't yet setup your @yourdomain addresses yet, so ensure it's one you already have access to
  • Fill in the "Name" box, and "Your Domain" box, the one hosted on bluehost which you're setting up Google Aps for.
  • Type in the "Last Four Characters of your Password"
  • In "Message" box, write a polite message, requesting "create mx records on our domain for use with google apps"
  • Go back to the google apps tab "Change MX Records"
  • Copy list under title "MX Server Address & Priority", paste into "Message" box on bluehost
  • End with "many thanks" and your name
  • Type in the characters displayed into the security box
  • Hit the "Send Message" button at end of page
  • It took bluehost 20 minutes to respond to us with the requested MX record Changes, but it may take up to 48hrs
  • In the email confirmation you receive from bluehost support, click the link to verify the changes
  • The list of MX Server Address should be what you mailed them

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