TXT is a DNS record, which contains data in human-readable form for external sources to gain information about a particular domain name or subdomain. In the most common case, this sort of record is used to prove that you own a domain in case you are trying to add it to a search engine or to some website traffic analytics platform. Since only the domain name owner/administrator can add custom DNS records, the TXT record serves as a verification of ownership for the company offering the service. Another popular use for this sort of records is the e-mail SPF (Sender Policy Framework) protection, that makes sure that an email address shall not be spoofed and that individuals will not receive spam from allegedly your mailbox. The TXT record contains details about the mail server where your electronic messages arrive from and serves as proof that it is a dependable one. Because there are no regulations about the content of this sort of a record, you could add any other info also.
TXT Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account and you need to set up a TXT record for any reason for a domain address or a subdomain hosted in it, you will be able to do that with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record is going to be live soon after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to verify that you are the owner of a given website within a few minutes. You can create the TXT record in the DNS Records section of your CP where you shall also find all of the other records for your domain names. All you will have to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain and also the record type via drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you aren't sure how to handle it, you could also check out our step-by-step guide, which you'll discover in the Help section of your account, or you could also contact our technical support to help you with the creation of the new record.
TXT Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A new TXT record can be set up easily if you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company because the Hepsia CP, included with all the accounts, is extremely user-friendly and it'll allow you to set up any record with just a few mouse clicks. All domains and subdomains which you have inside the account are going to be listed in a drop-down menu, so you will simply have to pick the one that you need, select the record type, that will be TXT in this case, and type or copy/paste the required text. It won't take more than one hour for your new record to be completely active and to propagate world-wide. Even if you're not tech-savvy, you'll not experience problems to do that, but to be on the safe side, we've got a detailed guide in which you can find all the steps. Our support department will also be able to assist you 24/7 with any questions you may have concerning the DNS records of your domain addresses.