A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, which contains information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text which they provide and which you should use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your sites as well. However, in this situation 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 in case you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your business details, as an example.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account and you want to create a TXT record for any purpose for an Internet domain or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to do that with a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia CP. The new record will be active shortly after that, so a search engine, for instance, can pick it up to verify that you are the owner of a given web site within a few minutes. You can create the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel in which you will also find all other records for your domains. All you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain and the record type from drop-down menus, enter the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure how to proceed, you may also check our step-by-step guide, which you can discover in the Help section of your account, or you can also get in touch with our technical support to help you with the creation of the new record.