Now that you’ve chosen Bluehost as your hosting provider, the next thing you should do is establish your site’s credibility. One way to do so is by using G Suite so that your email address matches your domain name (eg: firstname.lastname@example.org). This will bump up your site’s trustworthiness for sure. However, G Suite has so many other benefits to offer aside from just a nice-sounding email address. Which is why in this article, we cover what G Suite is and why you need it, as well as how you can install G Suite on your Bluehost cPanel.
G Suite Features Chart
|Price||Check Price at G Suite|
|Custom Business Email||Yes|
|Cloud Storage||30GB to unlimited|
|Video and Voice Conferencing||100 to 250 participants|
|Security Management||-two-step verification|
-group-based policy controls
-advanced protection program
|Compatibility||Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android|
|Web Applications||Gmail, Drive, Meet, Calendar, Chat, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, Sites, Forms, and Currents|
|Free Trial||14 days|
What is G Suite?
G Suite gives you access to powerful tools that make it so much easier to collaborate with your team.
Created by Google, G Suite is a lineup of web applications that are made specifically to help businesses succeed. Through G Suite, you get access to a bunch of powerful tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Forms, Hangouts, Slides, and Sites, all of which can help you run your business more effectively and efficiently. What’s great is that all of these applications can run on Mac, Windows, and Linux. They’re compatible with mobile devices as well, supported by both iOS and Android.
So what exactly can you do with these so-called impressive applications? For starters, you can have video meetings with your team, send instant messages to individuals or groups, share documents and spreadsheets, send meeting invites, and so many more. Basically, everything that needs to be done is found in one place, making it so much easier to collaborate with everyone in your team. To boot, G Suite gives you cloud storage and allows you to work offline so you never have to worry about Wi-Fi. And as mentioned, you get a custom email address so that you come across as more professional to your customers.
How to Purchase a G Suite Account
You have to enter the number of users and billing term and select the correct domain.
So you like everything that G Suite has to offer and have decided to purchases an account for your business. Before you can do so, you first need to access your Bluehost control panel by logging in. Once you’re there, you can then follow these simple steps:
- Look for the navigation menu on the left and then click on ‘Marketplace’
- On the sub-menu, click on the add-ons option and then select the G Suite icon
- Indicate the number of users and preferred billing term and then click on “Add to Cart”
- Select the correct domain name (be careful because G Suite will use this as the primary domain name for your account)
- Click on “Process Order”
How to Set Up G Suite on the Bluehost Control Panel
You have the option to migrate your email once you’ve set up G Suite.
Once you’ve successfully purchased an account, it’s then time to set up G Suite on your Bluehost control panel. Here are the steps to help you do so:
- Look for the navigation menu on the left and click on the “Email & Office” tab
- Look for the domain you used to purchase your G Suite account and then click on the ‘Manage’ button next to it
- You will be prompted to fill out a form; enter the required details for your new email address
- Once you’re done, click on the ‘Submit’ button
Once you have a new email address, you then have the option to migrate your mail from your Bluehost email accounts to your G Suite account. Follow these steps to accomplish this:
- Log into your G Suite account and select the “Data Migrations” icon
- Click on “Set Data Migration” to configure your migration settings
- Choose your migration source and select which items you’d like to migrate
- Choose the protocol that you’d like to use to connect to your source sever (it’s recommended that you pick “Auto Select”)
- Put in the email address and password of role account (an account in your source server that can be used to verify connection and migration)
You also have the option to migrate deleted and junk mail by accessing additional migration settings.
G Suite Plans and Pricing
G Suite has plans that are able to meet the needs of both small and large businesses.
If you’re sticking to a tight budget, you don’t have to shell out much to enjoy G Suite. With their Business Starter plan, you get a custom business email, 30GB of cloud storage, and a capacity of 100 users for video meetings all for only $4.20 per month. If you think you need more cloud storage, you can get the Business Standard plan for $9.60 per month instead which will give you 2TB per user. Both of these plans come with security controls and standard support.
While G Suite was created primarily with small businesses in mind, a look at their other plans will tell you that they’re also able to meet the needs of the larger businesses and enterprises out there. Their Business Plus plan ($188 per month), for example, is able to support 250 participants in video meetings, plus it gives you 5TB of cloud storage and enhanced security and management controls. As for their Enterprise plan (customized pricing), you get unlimited storage, an unlimited number of users, advanced security, and enhanced support.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to G Suite just yet, no worries because they have a 14-day free trial so you can test the waters first. Also, customers are allowed to cancel at any given time.
G Suite is a must-have for small and large businesses using Bluehost.
Whether you just got your business off the ground or you’re already one of the bigger players in the industry, you and your team can definitely benefit from G Suite. It’s complete with all the tools you could possible need for easy and efficient collaboration. If you’re worried about the set-up process, you don’t have to be because it’s a straightforward one with Bluehost. Also, it’s easy to find the right plan that fits your budget and serves your needs.
You can use G Suite with all of your domains in your account, whether they’re your primary domain or an add-on.
Yes, G Suite has a 14-day free trial so you can test the waters first. Also, customers are allowed to cancel at any given time.
While G Suite was created primarily with small businesses in mind, they have plans that are meant to cater to larger businesses and enterprises.