Google Apps on Dreamhost?


#1

I recently signed up for Google Apps - www.google.com/a to use on my site. I would like them to be available from my domain, www.wiscollectorcar.com , so I went into the Google Apps control panel and pointed it to a custom subdomain I created for the Google Calendars App called http://calendars.wiscollectorcar.com. Their instructions are as follows:

I followed their instructions to the best of my ability and ended up with this in my Dreamhost Control Panel:
Dreamhost Panel Error
What did I do wrong? When I try going to http://calendars.wiscollectorcar.com it just shows a blank directory. Do I need to change one of the DNS servers too?

Wisconsin Collector Car


#2

I have 2 domains using Google, last time I check you can’t use subdomains. They want your main domain.

Correct me if I’m wrong.

Later, TODDMAN
http://www.toddman.org


#3

Well I have my main domain setup, but when I go into editing the url for the calendar this is the screen it gives me:
Google URL Change Panel
That seems to indicate that I have to setup a subdomain for the calendars to reside on, correct? Is my CNAME stuff right? Did I follow their directions as far as putting the info in the right place on my panel?

Wisconsin Collector Car


#4

[quote]I followed their instructions to the best of my ability and ended up with this in my Dreamhost Control Panel:
Dreamhost Panel Error
What did I do wrong? [/quote]
I think I see where you went wrong. You seem to have created a sub-domain (calendars.wiscollectorcar.com) under the DreamHost system, then added a CNAME record under the DNS for that sub-domain, this is not the correct method.

Firstly, you do NOT need to add the sub-domain ‘calendars.wiscollectorcar.com’ to the DreamHost system, if you have already done so, then remove this sub-domain and wait for it to be fully removed from the system, this can take a while and until the sub-domain is fully removed you will be unable to add the CNAME below.

Once this has been done, add a CNAME record under the DNS of the parent domain (wiscollectorcar.com) with the following settings…

Name: calendars
Type: CNAME
Value: ghs.google.com

Mark


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#5

I get

“CNAME records may only be used on sub-domains.”

when i try to add that to my domain


http://theMezz.com


#6

That will probably be because you left the Name: field blank. :slight_smile:

You need to add the CNAME to the DNS records for the parent domain and you need to specify the Name: field as ‘calendars’. The resulting CNAME record will cause all accesses to the sub-domain calendars.yourdomain.tld to be re-directed to the url you specified in the Value: field ( ghs.google.com ).

If you added a sub-domain called ‘calendars’ then proceeded to add the CNAME record under the DNS for that sub-domain, this would result in the sub-domain calendars.calendars.yourdomain.tld being re-directed, not the result you need.

Mark


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#7

Thanks, I got it all setup!
http://cal.wiscollectorcar.com

Wisconsin Collector Car


#8

Excellent, I am glad it all worked out for you.

Mark


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