A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, which keeps info in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain name or a subdomain for a number of purposes. Search engines like Google, for example, have different ways of verifying you are the owner of a given domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and which you will need to use as the record value. The very same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, in such a case 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 used when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails so that you can protect them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains data showing that a given digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any kind of other information also, just like your company details, for instance.

TXT Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account and you need to set up a TXT record for any purpose for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in it, you will be able to achieve that with a few clicks in your Hepsia CP. The new record is going to be live right after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to verify that you're the owner of a given Internet site within a few minutes. You can set up the TXT record using the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all the other records for your domain names. All you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain and the record type via drop-down menus, input the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure what to do, you should also check out our step-by-step guide, which you can find in the Help section of your account, or you could also get in touch with our tech support team to assist you with the creation of the new record.

TXT Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The custom-built Hepsia web hosting CP, included with all our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to set up a new TXT record in no time and with no issues. It is quite user-friendly and includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so once you sign in and navigate to there, you are able to pick the needed domain address or subdomain from a drop-down list, pick out "TXT" as the type of the new record and enter the content you want to be the actual text associated with the domain name. You can find a detailed step-by-step guide in the Control Panel as well and the new record is going to be operational soon after you create it, so if you want it for site validation, for instance, simply wait for a bit and then start the verification procedure with the search engine where you are adding your website. If you have any questions concerning the TXT records, our experienced technical support team shall be available 24/7 to help you.