A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps data in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of making sure that you're the owner of a given domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. Exactly the same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor 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'll still be in human-readable form. A TXT record is furthermore employed if you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails in order to protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains information showing that a given electronic message is sent from a reliable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any kind of other information as well, just like your business details, for instance.
TXT Records in Shared Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to control the DNS records of any domain address or subdomain accommodated within a shared website hosting account without trouble, so if you would want to create a new TXT record for any of them, it won't take you more than only a few seconds to do this. Through a very user-friendly point-and-click interface, you will only have to select one of your Internet domain names or subdomains from a drop-down menu, choose TXT for the type through a second menu, then input the actual content inside a box. This is done inside the DNS Records section of Hepsia and shortly after you are ready, the new record will be active. If you would like to confirm your web site with Google, for example, you will just need to log in to your account with them a couple of minutes later and ask them to check your domain or subdomain. It does not take longer for a TXT record to go live if you need it for any other purpose.
TXT Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, allows you to create a new TXT record in no time and without any issues. It's very user-friendly and features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so after you sign in and navigate to there, you could select the required domain name or subdomain from a drop-down list, select "TXT" as the type of the new record and input the content which you want to be the actual text associated with the domain name. You will find a detailed step-by-step guide inside the CP as well and the new record shall be running immediately after you create it, so if you want it for web site validation, for instance, simply wait for a bit and then start off the verification process with the Internet search engine where you are adding your website. In case you have questions about the TXT records, our knowledgeable technical support team will be available 24/7 to assist you.