A TXT record, as the abbreviation indicates, is a record, that holds information in human-readable form and not code. It may be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for a variety of purposes. Search engines like Google, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a certain domain name and one of them is by creating a TXT record with certain text that they provide and that you will need to use as the record value. The very same verification method is being employed by some analytics platforms that monitor the traffic to your websites as well. Of course, in this situation 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 additionally employed if you activated the so-called SPF protection for your e-mails in order to protect them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains info showing that a particular digital message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You may use a TXT record for any type of other information as well, like your company details, as an example.
TXT Records in Cloud Web Hosting
All it takes to set up a new TXT record on our end is only a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, so if you use a cloud web hosting account from our company, you shall be able to set up the record via a very user-friendly interface even if you have never done this before. When you log in to your CP, you will have to go to the DNS Records section through which you can handle all of the records relevant to your domain names and subdomains, click on the New button and in the pop-up that shall appear, simply choose the hostname and the type (TXT) from drop-down menus and type the text that you need for the record. We also have a detailed Help article, but if you aren't sure how to handle it, our 24/7 technical support can assist you and set up the needed record for you. The latter shall be active within the hour, in case you are validating your web site, for example, you can ask the search engine to check your website again right after the record has been created.