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This guide will walk you through setting up Google Apps and integrating it to your website.

  1. To set 'Google Apps', you need to have a Google Apps account.
  2. To start registering Google Apps for your domain, go to http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/ or http://www.google.com/a/ you will find the Google Apps home page where you can set Google Apps as shown below.
  3. Figure One

  4. Click the 'Get Started' button as shown in the above image and Google will take you to the sign up page. After creating an account, login 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 the details you need to click the button 'Next' as shown below.
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  6. 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 below.
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  8. 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 below.
  9. Figure Four

  10. After the successful process Google will create the app for you and you will find the app dashboard as shown below. Here you need to start setting up your app by clicking 'Start Setup' button as shown below.
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  12. After clicking the 'Start Setup' button a screen will appear where you can verify your domain name as shown below. Click the button 'Verify Domain' and Google will start verifying your domain.
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  14. 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 below.

    Figure Seven

  15. 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 below.
  16. Figure Eight

  17. After uploading the 'index.html' file click the button 'Verify'. Google will start verifying your domain as shown below.
  18. Figure Nine

  19. After successful verification Google will give you the confirmation as shown below. After getting the confirmation screen, click the link 'Continue Setup' as shown below.
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  21. Upon doing so Google will return to the dashboard and from there you can click the button 'Next' for further configuration as shown below.
  22. Figure Eleven

  23. 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 below.
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  25. After clicking the button 'Set up email', go to your hosting control panel and from the hosting control paned dashboard go to 'MX Entry' under 'Mail' as shown below.
  26. Figure Thirteen

  27. 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 below. These 'MX Entries' should be accurate as shown below with all the 'Priority' and 'Mail Server Name' as shown below.
  28. Figure Fourteen

  29. You can enter the 'MX Record' one by one as shown below.
  30. Figure Fifteen

  31. You can find the list of 'MX Record' that has been added to your hosting account as shown below.
  32. Figure Sixteen

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

  35. Under 'Advanced DNS Zone Editor' find the mail 'CNAME' record and click the link 'Edit' as shown below.
  36. Figure Eighteen

  37. 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 below.
  38. Figure Nineteen

  39. 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 below.
  40. Figure Twenty

  41. Now it is the time to check your mails. To do so, go to 'mail.' or 'Gmail Sign-in Page' and give your complete email id and password and check your mails.
  42. If you want to create more email IDs under your 'Google Apps' then go to 'https://google.com/a/', which is your admin console and click the link 'Sign-in' from the top right side as shown below.
  43.  Figure Twenty One

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

  46. Upon doing so Google will take you to the 'Google Apps Admin Login Page'.After giving your admin email ID details Google will take you to the 'Google Apps Admin Dashboard Page' as shown below.
  47. Figure Twenty Three

  48. From the dashboard clik the link 'Users' and Google will take you to the screen where you can add users as shown below. Here you need to click the link 'Add More User' as shown below.
  49. Figure Twenty Four

  50. 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 below.
  51. Figure Twenty Five

  52. Then a pop-up screen will appear where you can add 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 below.
  53. Figure Twenty Six

  54. Now you can access your Google Apps email ids through Gmail.
  55. 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.

You are done with.



Updated on Nov 11, 2015

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