Saturday, August 29, 2015
How to Set Up Google Apps on Bluehost
Launch your Web browser, and go to the Google Apps homepage. Click the blue 'Get Started' button.
Click the radio button beside 'Administrator' under 'I Want to Use an Existing Domain' to select and enable this option.
Type the Bluehost website domain name that you want to set up with Google Apps into the input field. Enter just the top-level domain name, which is the part of the domain without the 'http://www.' prefix. Click the 'Get Started' button.
Enter your name, email address and contact information into the input fields in the 'Account Administrator' section.
Click the check box beside 'Google Apps Requires Changes to DNS to Properly Setup Service' to confirm that you understand that Google Apps will change the settings of your Bluehost Domain Name System servers. Click the 'Continue' button.
Type your preferred username and password into the relevant input fields in the 'Your Administrator Account' section. Read the Google Apps terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. If you agree to the terms and want to continue, click the 'I Accept. Continue With Setup' button. This opens your Google Apps dashboard.
Click the 'Activate Email' link in the Email section. This opens the 'Setup Email Delivery' page.
Click the 'Verify Domain Ownership' link. Choose 'Upload an HTML File' from the verification options drop-down list. Create an HTML file in the usual way with your Web design software, text editor or HTML editor. Name the HTML file with the verification name assigned by Google. Copy the Google verification code and paste it into the HTML document. Upload the HTML file to the root folder of the relevant website domain through the Bluehost online content management system control panel.
Click the 'Verify' button. Google will verify the service and activate it within 48 hours. Once Google has activated your Google Apps account on Bluehost, access the Bluehost content management system control panel to set up email forwarding. Click 'Forwarders' in the 'Email' section on the control panel homepage. Add each email address that you want to forward to Google Apps. Select 'Google' from the mail server options, then click 'Add Forwarder.'