A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that keeps information in human-readable form and not code. It can be set up for a domain address or a subdomain for various purposes. Search engines, for example, have different ways of verifying that you are the owner of a particular domain name and one of them is in fact by creating a TXT record with specific text that they provide and which you should use as the record value. The same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that check the traffic to your sites as well. Needless to say, 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 enable the so-called SPF protection for your email addresses so that you can shield them from being forged. In this situation, the record contains info showing that a certain electronic message is sent from a trusted and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any type of other information also, just like your business details, as an example.

TXT Records in Cloud Hosting

When you have a cloud hosting account and you would like to set up a TXT record for any purpose for a domain or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to do that with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record will be live shortly after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you are the owner of a particular web site within a few minutes. You can create the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel in which you shall also find all other records for your domain addresses. All you will need to do will be to choose the Internet domain or subdomain and also the record type from drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you are not sure what to do, you can also check out our step-by-step guide, which you'll discover in the Help section of your account, or you can contact our technical support to help you out with the creation of the new record.