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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 G Suite 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 DNS Zone Editor as illustrated below.
  3. Select the domain you wish to use with Google Sites from the drop down menu.
  4. In the second section titled "Add a CNAME Record" enter the word sites in the Name field and type ghs.google.com in the CNAME field, as shown below.
    Note: Your domain name will automatically populate in the Name field when you click in the CNAME text field.
  5. Click Add a CNAME. A confirmation will appear indicating that the CNAME was added successfully.

Edit Google Site URL

  1. Log into your G Suite Dashboard and click on Sites.
  2. In the Web address section, select the Change URL link.
  3. Select the 2nd radio option that allows you to use a custom URL, and type in the word sites then click continue.

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 G Suite plugin located in the Mail section of 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 G Suite please toggle the below link.

MX DestinationPriority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.1
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.5
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.5
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.10
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.10
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