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Setup Google Workspace on My Hosting Account with cPanel on Linux

This article provides detailed information on how you can set up Google Apps on my hosting account with cPanel on Linux by using your Google Workspace account.

To set 'Google Apps', you need to have a Google Apps account.

To start registering Google Workspace for your domain, go to https://workspace.google.com/ where you can set Google Workspace as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1
Figure 1

Click the 'Get Started' button as shown in Figure 2 and Google will take you to the sign-up page. After creating an account, log in to the account by giving your details and you will find the dashboard as shown below. Here you need to fill in the domain-specific email ID. After filling in the details you need to click the button 'Next' as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2
Figure 2

The next step is about your domain. If you do not have a domain name yet you can buy a domain here from Google or you can check the first radio button. By clicking the radio button the domain name textbox will appear and you need to give your domain name there. After filling the domain name click 'Next' as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3
Figure 3

Next, you need to fill in the details like 'User Name','Password','Alternative Email ID'. (Make sure that the email address you enter here is correct and accessible) and then check 'I have read and agree to the Google App for Work service agreement' and 'I have read and agree to the Google App for Work purchase agreement' as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4
Figure 4

After the successful process, Google will create the app for you and you will find the app dashboard as shown in Figure 5. Here you need to start setting up your app by clicking the 'Start Setup' button as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5
Figure 5

After clicking the 'Start Setup' button a screen will appear where you can verify your domain name as shown in Figure 6. Click the button 'Verify Domain' and Google will start verifying your domain.

Figure 6
Figure 6

After clicking the 'Verify Domain' button a pop-up screen will appear with the details and you need to click the button 'Get Started' as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7
Figure 7

In the next screen, Google will ask you the methods by which you want to verify your domain. Click the first radio button 'HTML Tag' and copy the entire tag from the text box and put it in your domain index page header. If you do not have an index page then create an 'index.html' page and paste the copied Google Apps meta tag in the header section and upload it to your root folder as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8
Figure 8

After uploading the 'index.html' file click the button 'Verify'. Google will start verifying your domain as shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9
Figure 9

After successful verification, Google will give you the confirmation as shown in Figure 10. After getting the confirmation screen, click the link 'Continue Setup' as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10
Figure 10

Upon doing so Google will return to the dashboard and from there you can click the button 'Next' for further configuration as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11
Figure 11

Then a popup screen will appear from where you can start pointing your mail to Google Apps. To do so click the button 'Set up email' as shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12
Figure 12

After clicking the button 'Set up email', go to your hosting control panel and from the hosting control, panel dashboard go to 'MX Entry' under 'Mail' as shown in Figure 13.

Figure 13
Figure 13

Now in the 'MX Entry' page 'delete' all the 'MX Entries' and create new 'MX Entries' so that you can send mails from 'Google App'. You need to enter five new 'MX Entries' as shown in Figure 14. These 'MX Entries' should be accurate as shown in Figure 14 with all the 'Priority' and 'Mail Server Name' as shown in Figure 14.

Figure 14
Figure 14

You can enter the 'MX Record' one by one as shown in Figure 15.

Figure 15
Figure 15

You can find the list of 'MX Record' that has been added to your hosting account as shown in Figure 16.

Figure 16
Figure 16

After entering all the 'MX Record' go to 'Advanced DNS Zone Editor' under 'Domains' in your hosting control panel as shown in Figure 17.

Figure 17
Figure 17

Under 'Advanced DNS Zone Editor' find the mail 'CNAME' record and click the link 'Edit' as shown in Figure 18.

Figure 18
Figure 18

When you click 'Edit' the panel will open a screen where you can edit your 'CNAME' record. Here you need to change the 'CNAME' record from default to 'ghs.googlehosted.com' and then click the button 'Edit Record' as shown in Figure 19.

Figure 19
Figure 19

After editing the 'CNAME' record go to your Google Apps page where you left and now click the button 'I've completed these steps' as shown in Figure 20.

Figure 20
Figure 20

Now it is time to check your mails. To do so, go to 'mailor 'Gmail Sign-in Page' and give your complete email id and password and check your mails.

If you want to create more email IDs under your 'Google Workspace' then go to https://workspace.google.com/, which is your admin console, and click the link 'Sign-in' from the top right side as shown in Figure 21.

Figure 21
Figure 21

When you click 'Sign-in', it will give you a pop-up screen as shown in Figure 22. Here you need to enter your domain name and you need to choose 'Admin Console' from the drop-down menu and then click the button 'Go' as shown in Figure 22.

Figure 22
Figure 22

Upon doing so Google will take you to the 'Google Workspace Admin Login Page'.After giving your admin email ID details Google will take you to the 'Google Workspace Admin Dashboard Page' as shown in Figure 23.

Figure 23
Figure 23

From the dashboard click the link 'Users' and Google will take you to the screen where you can add users as shown in Figure 24. Here you need to click the link 'Add More User' as shown in Figure 24.

Figure 24
Figure 24

Upon doing so a pop-up will open where you need to check the radio button 'Add a User Manually' and then click the button 'Continue' as shown in Figure 25.

Figure 25
Figure 25

Then a pop-up screen will appear where you can add a new user. To do so fill in the details of the user and then click the button 'Create New User' and 'Google Apps' will create a new user for you as shown in Figure 26.

Figure 26
Figure 26

Now you can access your Google Apps email ids through Gmail.

You can also create 'Calendar', 'Docs', and 'Sites' through Google Apps. To do so, go to your hosting control panel and create or update your 'CNAME' records as you did for your email.

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