How to sign up for Google Workspace


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

Before you sign up

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 this domain in your account.

If your domain does not appear in the dropdown menu, it is not eligible for Google Workspace. This typically occurs when the domain already has an active Workspace account with Google. See the following article for more information

Additionally, if you signed up for Google Workspace when you originally created 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.

Billing and plan options

DreamHost currently supports the following plans:

  • Business Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus

Signing up in the panel

To sign up for a Google Workspace account in the DreamHost panel:

  1. Log in to
  2. In the left menu, click the Google Workspace option or navigate to the Google Workspace page.
  3. Click the Get Started button.

    A 30-day free trial is available for new Google Workspace customers. View the Google Workspace billing article for further details.

  4. Enter the following:
    • Domain — Select your domain from the dropdown menu.
    • Select the Number of Users — Select the number of users. You can select up to 30 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.
    • Business Plus — Advanced office suite with 5TB storage for storage and archiving.
  6. Click the Next Step button.
  7. Enter the following on the Add account information page:
    • First Name and Last Name — Enter the first and last name of your Google Workspace user.
    • Admin Email — Only enter the first part of the email address. For example, if your address is, 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.

      The admin email does not need to currently exist. It can be a newly-created email on your domain.

    • Password — Enter a password for the admin user.
    • Recovery Email — Used for account recovery if the primary email is not available.
    • Organization Name — Enter an organization name. (Optional)
  8. Click the Checkout Now button when you're finished.

A success message appears and the Manage Google Workspace page opens, where you can view and manage your newly-created Google Workspace account.

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. See the following article for more information:

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 the following two confirmation emails:

  • One from DreamHost
  • One from Google

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 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

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.

DNS changes

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

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