A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that contains information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of verifying that you're the owner of a particular domain and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with unique text which they provide and that you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your Internet sites as well. Of course, in such a case the content of the record is going to 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 emails in order to prevent them from being forged. In cases like this, the record contains information showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information also, such as your business details, for instance.
TXT Records in Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is only a few mouse clicks inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you use a hosting account from our company, you shall be able to set up the record using a very user-friendly interface even when you have never done such a thing before. As you sign in to your CP, you'll need to go to the DNS Records section through which you can control all records relevant to your Internet domain names and subdomains, click the New button and in the pop-up that shall show up, simply select the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and type the text that is required for the record. We also have an in depth Help article, but if you are not sure what you should do, our 24/7 technical support can help you and set up the needed record for you. The latter shall be active within the hour, so if you are validating your site, for example, you may ask the search engine to check your website again shortly after the record has been created.