A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying that you are the owner of a certain domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and which you need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, in this case the content of the record will be read by a robot, but it will still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is also used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to prevent them from being forged. In this case, the record contains information showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, like your business details, for instance.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
If you want a TXT record for any purpose for a domain address or a subdomain hosted inside a shared hosting account on our state-of-the-art cloud platform, you are going to be able to set up one without difficulty even though you may not have previous experience with such matters. As our Hepsia CP is extremely intuitive, you will use a point & click user interface and you can create the new record in a few seconds. This is achieved through the DNS Records section of Hepsia in which you can manage all records for your domain names and creating a new TXT record involves picking an Internet domain or a subdomain and "TXT" from drop-down menus and inputting the actual text inside a box - it is as simple as that. It takes only a couple of minutes for the new record to become active and to propagate, so if you need it to confirm a website with some search engine, for example, you can ask them to check your site shortly after you have set up the record and you should be all set.