A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most common use of a TXT record is to add your web site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the traffic to your site. Creating this sort of a record serves as proof that you are the domain address owner and they'll supply the content that you should include as the value when you create the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to verify that an email message is sent by the domain address owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF security, which helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send spam making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could include any other info which you want to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.
TXT Records in Cloud Hosting
When you have a cloud hosting account and you need to create a TXT record for any reason for an Internet domain or a subdomain hosted inside it, you will be able to achieve that with only a few mouse clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel. The new record is going to be active right after that, so a search engine, for example, can pick it up to validate that you're the owner of a given website in a matter of minutes. You can create the TXT record through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel where you shall also find all the other records for your domains. All you will need to do shall be to select the domain address or subdomain and the record type via drop-down menus, type the text content and save the change. If you are not sure what to do, you could also check out our step-by-step guide, which you could find in the Help section of your account, or you can get in touch with our tech support team to aid you with the creation of the new record.