A TXT record, as the abbreviation implies, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It could be set up for a domain name or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of making sure you're the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text that they provide and that you should use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in such a 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 employed in case you activated the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your company details, for instance.
TXT Records in Website Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is simply a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, so if you use a website hosting account from our company, you can create the record through a very user-friendly interface even though you may have never done this before. When you sign in to your Control Panel, you'll need to visit the DNS Records section using which you can manage all the records related to your domain names and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up that shall appear, simply pick the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and input the text that is required for the record. We also have a comprehensive Help article, but if you aren't sure what you should do, our 24/7 technical support will help you and set up the needed record for you. The latter will be active within the hour, so if you're validating your site, for instance, you can ask the search engine to check your website again soon after the record has been set up.