A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, which keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying that you're the owner of a certain domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and that you should use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your web sites as well. However, in this case the content of the record is going to be read by a robot, but it'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also employed when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any other information also, such as your company details, as an example.

TXT Records in Shared Web Hosting

All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is just a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, so if you use a shared web hosting account from our company, you can set up the record through a very user-friendly interface even though you may have never done this before. After you sign in to your CP, you'll need to visit the DNS Records section through which you can manage all records associated with your Internet domain names and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up which will show up, simply choose the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and input the text that is required for the record. We also have a detailed Help article, but if you aren't sure what to do, our 24/7 tech support will help you and set up the required record for you. The latter is going to be operating within the hour, so if you're validating your site, for example, you can ask the search engine to check your site again shortly after the record has been created.