A TXT record, as the abbreviation suggests, is a record, that holds info in human-readable form and not code. It can be created for a domain or a subdomain for many different purposes. Search engines like Yahoo, for instance, have different ways of confirming that you are the owner of a certain domain and one of them is actually by creating a TXT record with certain text which they provide and that you must use as the record value. The exact same verification method is used by some analytics platforms that keep track of the traffic to your Internet sites as well. However, in this 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 also used when you enable the so-called SPF protection for your emails so that you can shield them from being forged. In such a case, the record contains information showing that a particular electronic message is sent from a dependable and authorized mail server. You could use a TXT record for any sort of other information as well, such as your business details, for instance.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
When you have a shared hosting account and you want to create a TXT record for any reason for a domain name or a subdomain hosted within it, you'll be able to do that with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record shall be working soon after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a particular site in a matter of minutes. You can set up the TXT record using the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all of the other records for your domain addresses. All you will have to do will be to select the Internet domain or subdomain and the record type from drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you're not sure what you should do, you could also check our step-by-step guide, which you will discover in the Help section of your account, or you could also contact our tech support to help you out with the creation of the new record.