With the ever-evolving internet solutions, you might find yourself wondering which cloud platform you want to host your email on. With so many options available, it can be intimidating to try to find the correct solution for your business. So before you, Google “Can Google host my domain email?” let’s take a look at what Google Workspace has to offer. As a reseller for Google Workspace, we are here to give you some more insight.
Can Google Host My Domain Email?
Yes, Google can host your domain email. Firstly, before you can host your email, you will require a domain. You can register your domain with Starbright Solutions or another domain registrar. For prices on Starbright’s Domain and web hosting please click here and fill in the form and we will get back to you. After your domain is registered, you will need to create a Google Workspace account.
What is Google Workspace?
Google Workspace is a software as a service (SAAS) offered by Google. Users can manage email, file storage, calendar, notes, groups, meet and chat all from one account. However, this is not all Google Workspace has to offer; users will receive a whole set of suite applications that can assist with managing daily administrative tasks.
From Docs, Sheets, and Slides, to creating documents saved to your Google Drive, automating sales processes with Forms, and creating your own website with Sites, Google Workspace has a lot to offer! As the account holder, you will have full control over all the applications and features from the Google Admin console. Google Workspace is often a more affordable office and business solution when compared to Microsoft Office products.
How Much Does Google Charge for Email Hosting?
Prices vary on the packages offered by Google Workspace. Users have a few options to select from starting with Google Workspace Starter (the is the most basic account), Google Workspace Business Starter, Google Workspace Business Plus, Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials and Google Workspace Enterprise Plus.
Each package to choose from will have the same core applications across the board. Business packages offer more cloud storage space to manage your files, whilst the upper-teer Business Plus package and Enterprise packages offer mobile device management, vault and added security for the account.
The prices are calculated based on the user license with all the applications linked to one license. You cannot have one license on Google Workspace Starter and one on Google Workspace Enterprise within the same organisation or domain. Your license is linked to the package that you selected. For pricing on Google Workspace packages, please click here for more information.
How Do I Use Google Workspace Email?
Now that you have more information about the packages, and have made a decision to purchase a package, you may be wondering how to get started. This might seem like a mammoth task, however, as Google partners we are here to assist you in getting started with Google Workspace. We also offer technical support, as well as training to use the apps. Once the account has been created and registered to your domain, you will be required to create an account where you can log in with Google Chrome, and thereafter, you can allocate licensing, your account will be linked to Google Chrome as a profile syncing all your information to your account (links, tabs, bookmarks, cookies, history, passwords).
Once logged in, you can navigate to the Google Apps located in Google Chrome's top right corner. All of the core apps will be listed under this section.
- Gmail is used for managing your email.
- A calendar is used to schedule meetings and invitations.
- Google Drive can be used as your all-in-one document solution (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms).
- The meeting is for virtual meetings.
- Sites can be used should you need to create a website for your business.
- Groups can manage all shared email accounts (should you require that more or one person manage one email account i.e. All sales representatives working together on email@example.com).
Learning a new product can sometimes be frustrating, however, Google offers a learning centre for everything you need to learn to use their products online without any additional costs. Don’t know how to use Sheets? No problem! Google has you covered; select by product and dive into their tutorials to start using the product and build the budget spreadsheet of your dreams.
This is great, but is this compatible with Microsoft products? Yes, should your team members prefer using Microsoft products instead of the online Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, Google does offer cross-platform use. You can simply download your Docs, Sheets or Slides to Office format.
For more information regarding Google Workspace, contact our team!