Find out what TXT records are and what they are used for within the DNS system.
A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that contains data in human-readable form and not code. It could be created for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of confirming you are the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you need to use as the record value. The same verification method is employed by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your sites as well. However, in such a 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 when you activated the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains data showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You can use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, just like your business details, for example.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is only a few clicks within the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, so if you use a shared hosting account from our company, you can set up the record through a very user-friendly interface even if you have never done such a thing before. Once you sign in to your CP, you will have to head to the DNS Records section through which you can control all of the records related to your Internet domain names and subdomains, click on the New button and in the pop-up that will show up, simply choose the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and input the text you need for the record. We also have an in depth Help article, but if you are not sure what to do, our 24/7 tech support team can assist you and create the required record for you. The latter shall be operating within the hour, so if you are verifying your website, for example, you could ask the search engine to check your website again shortly after the record has been created.