Best way to set up Gmail, registrar, and host
Posted on 2008-10-06
I'm requesting a recommendation--and clarity: I have a domain registered with eNom. My very small site is hosted at eHost. I registered through some company that eHost purchased and now they own me. Right now, my DNS is ns2.ehost.com and ns1.ehost.com. And I use the eHost site to set up email addresses--all forwarding, not even POP. So emails TO me can be sent to my domain, but emails FROM me come from my ISP. I CAN switch my DNS, if desired to ns2.enom.com and ns1.enom.com. I'm pretty sure that would mean no longer using the eHost email management tools.
I'm thinking of switching to Google Apps for more functionality and--I think--the ability to send emails as if they come from my domain. The first step is doing this is to signal ownership to Google by changing the CNAME. Google would also give me basic website hosting.
Beyond that point, I'm confused. My sense is that a switch to Google would remove any reason to have any relationship with eHost at all. That is, I change my DNS to eNom, host email and website at Google, and never think about eHost again. But I don't want to do anything drastic until I am clear since it could mean not getting the email on my domain if I set it up incorrectly. Any chance someone can help walk me through this?