A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of verifying you are the owner of a certain domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The exact same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this situation 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 if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to prevent them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a certain digital message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information also, like your company details, for example.

TXT Records in Shared Web Hosting

When you have a shared web hosting account and you would like to create a TXT record for any reason for an Internet domain or a subdomain hosted inside it, you'll be able to do it with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record is going to be working shortly after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you are the owner of a particular site within a few minutes. You can set up the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your CP where you shall also find all other records for your domains. All you will need to do shall be to choose the domain name or subdomain and also the record type through drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you are not sure what to do, you can even check out our step-by-step guide, which you could find in the Help section of your account, or you can get in touch with our tech support team to assist you with the creation of the new record.