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Sites with Google

This guide will help you configure your domain to work in conjunction with Google Sites and will provide you with the Google Workspace MX Destinations if you wish to utilize Google as your email host.

Note: Your domain must be utilizing your HostGator nameservers in order for this configuration to take effect across your domain.

Google has created an easy-to-use free-form content creation tool known as Google Sites to help users share information. Click the link below for instructions on how to configure this service.

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Domains section, click Simple Zone Editor.

    HostGator - cPanel - Simple Zone Editor

  3. Select the domain you wish to use with Google Sites from the drop-down menu.

    HostGator - cPanel - Simple Zone Editor - Select Domain

  4. In the second section titled Add a CNAME Record, enter the word sites in the Name field and type ghs.googlehosted.com in the CNAME field.

    HostGator - cPanel - Simple Zone Editor - Add Cname Record

    Note: Your domain name will automatically populate in the Name field when you click in the CNAME text field.
  5. Click Add CNAME Record. A confirmation prompt will appear indicating that the CNAME was added successfully.

    HostGator - cPanel - Simple Zone Editor - Cname Record Confirmation Prompt

Edit Google Site URL

  1. Log into your Google Workspace Dashboard and click on Sites.
  2. In the top-right corner, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, go to Custom URLs.
  4. Enter your custom URL.
  5. Click Assign

Once this change propagates, you will be able to access your Google Sites page directly through the created subdomain http://sites.yourdomainname.com.

HostGator now offers an easy-to-use What is Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite)? located in the cPanel on Shared hosting plans.

If you do not wish to utilize this plugin, or if you're simply looking to verify the MX Records used by Google Workspace, please toggle the below link.

MX DestinationPriority
If you experience issues or have any questions regarding this change, please contact us via phone or Live Chat, and we will be happy to assist you.