How to sign up for Google Workspace

Overview

Google changed the name of its G Suite product to Google Workspace. See the following article for more information:

This article describes how to sign up for Google Workspace within your DreamHost panel.

Before proceeding, make sure you have an active domain registration in your DreamHost account, as it will be used as the primary domain associated with your Google Workspace services. During Google Workspace signup, you are asked to select from your list of available domains.

Billing and plan options

Google Workspace offers three different types of Google Workspace plans. DreamHost currently supports the monthly billing for the 'Basic' and 'Business' plans. Monthly pricing breaks down as follows:

Plan type Storage Cost per month
Basic 30 GB $6 per user
Business
  • 2 TB
$12 per user

Signing up in the panel

If you signed up for Google Workspace when you originally purchased your account, you must still activate it in the panel. You will receive a reminder email a few days after signing up with instructions on how to activate Google Workspace.

  1. Log into panel.dreamhost.com.
  2. In the left menu, click the 'Google Workspace' option, or navigate to the Google Workspace page.
  3. Click the Get Started button.

    There is a 30 day free trial for new Google Workspace customers. View the Google Workspace billing article for further details.

  4. Make the following selections:
    • Domain — Select your domain from the dropdown menu.
    • Select the Number of Users — Select the number of users. You can select up to 10 users to access Google Workspace services.
  5. Select a plan:
    • Business Starter — Professional office suite with 30GB storage, or
    • Business Standard — Enhanced office suite with 2TB storage for storage and archiving.
  6. Click the Compare More Features link to view more details on how these plans differ.
  7. In the 'Create Admin User' box, enter the following:
    • First Name and Last Name — Enter the first and last name of your Google Workspace user.
    • Email Address — Only enter the first part of the email address. For example, if your address is admin@example.com, then enter admin. This will be your super admin user in Google Workspace, which can add/remove users, reset passwords, and has full privileges for your Google Workspace account.

      This email does not need to currently exist. It can be a brand new email on your domain.

    • Password — Enter a password for the admin user.
    • Organization Name — Enter an organization name. (Optional)
  8. When finished, click the Complete Setup button.

Viewing your new Google Workspace plan

It's highly recommended that you immediately add a recovery email address and phone number. You can use this information to assist you in logging into your account if you ever lose your password.

After the setup completes, the Google Workspace page opens and displays your new plan. You can also see the plan on the Manage Account page:

Confirmation emails

After you have signed up, you are sent two confirmation emails.

  • One from DreamHost
  • One from Google

The DreamHost email

The DreamHost email confirms that you've added Google Workspace to your DreamHost domain. It also contains a link to log into your Google console at https://admin.google.com.

Make sure you use your new Google Workspace email address and password you just created when logging into the Google Workspace panel. If you forgot the username of the new address you created, please contact support to retrieve or reset it.

The Google email

DreamHost attempts to auto-verify your domain with Google every 15 minutes. Because of this, the email may take up to 15 minutes to arrive.

The Google email links you to the admin console. Once logged in, you'll need to accept the User Agreement and Terms of Service in order to proceed.

Make sure you use your new Google Workspace email address and password you just created when logging into the Google Workspace panel.

DNS changes

If your site is currently hosted at DreamHost, certain DNS records are automatically adjusted. View the following article for further details.

Did this article answer your questions?

Article last updated PST.

Still not finding what you're looking for?