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How to configure a domain to work with G Suite using Remote MX Wizard

This article describes how to configure your domain to work with a G Suite account. You can do this quickly and easily by using the Remote MX Wizard in cPanel.

About G Suite

Google Apps is a service that enables you to run web applications using your own domain name. G Suite includes web applications to work with e-mail, documents, contacts, calendars and more in a convenient and centralized web-based environment.

Setting up G Suite for a domain

To use G Suite with your domain, you must first sign up for an account, and then run the Remote MX Wizard in cPanel.

Sign up for a G Suite account

To use G Suite with your domain, you must sign up for a G Suite account. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://gsuite.google.com/ and follow the instructions to create a new G Suite account.
    When you create the G Suite account, make sure you specify the correct domain for your A2 Hosting account.
  2. After you sign up for an account, you receive an e-mail with instructions about how to complete G Suite account setup. Click the link in the e-mail to access the G Suite admin console.
  3. From the G Suite admin console, click Start Setup, and then click Verify Domain.
    You cannot activate any Google Apps services for your domain until you complete verification.
  4. Click Begin Verification, and then select a verification method:

    cPanel - Google Apps - Verify domain methods

  5. Complete the required steps for the verification method you selected, and then click Verify. When verification succeeds, you see a message similar to the following:

    cPanel - Google Apps - Verify domain successful

  6. Click Continue. You are now ready to run the Remote MX Wizard in cPanel.
Set up the domain with Google Apps

The Remote MX Wizard in cPanel enables you to quickly and easily configure your domain to work with G Suite.

The Remote MX Wizard configures your domain's DNS mail exchanger (MX) records  to use Google's mail servers. After this occurs, you cannot use cPanel to manage your domain's e-mail accounts. Instead, you must manage the domain's e-mail accounts through G Suite.

To run the Remote MX Wizard, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the EMAIL section of the cPanel home screen, click Remote MX Wizard:

    cPanel - Email - Remote MX Wizard icon

  3. On the Step 1 of 3 page, in the Select Domain list box, select your domain:

    cPanel - Mail features - Remote MX Wizard - Step 1

  4. On the Step 2 of 3 page, under Additional Services, select the check boxes for the Google Apps services that you want to configure for the domain:

    cPanel - Remote MX Wizard - Additional services

  5. Click Continue & Configure the domain with G Suite.
  6. Click OK to confirm. The Remote MX Wizard configures the domain to use G Suite.

Removing a domain from G Suite

If you have previously configured a domain to work with G Suite, you can use the Remote MX Wizard to remove it.

The Remote MX Wizard configures your domain's mail settings by modifying the DNS mail exchanger (MX) records. After this occurs, your e-mail is no longer managed by Google's mail servers. Instead, you must use cPanel to manage your domain's e-mail accounts.

To remove a domain from G Suite by using the Remote MX Wizard:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the EMAIL section of the cPanel home screen, click Remote MX Wizard:

    cPanel - Email - Remote MX Wizard icon

  3. On the Step 1 of 3 page, in the Select Domain list box, select your domain:

    cPanel - Mail features - Remote MX Wizard - Step 1

  4. On the Step 2 of 3 page, click Continue & Remove the domain from G Suite.
  5. Click OK to confirm. The Remote MX Wizard removes the domain from G Suite.

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