A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most typical use of a TXT record is to add your site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which provides info about the targeted traffic to your web site. Setting up this type of a record functions as proof that you are the domain name owner and they will provide the content that you need to include as the value when you set up 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 trusted web server - this is the so-called SPF security, that prevents any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized people to send junk mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could include any other info that you would like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.
TXT Records in Shared Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP will permit you to handle the DNS records of every domain address or subdomain accommodated inside a shared web hosting account without trouble, so if you want to create a new TXT record for any of them, it won't take you more than just a few seconds to do that. Through a really user-friendly point-and-click interface, you'll simply have to select one of your domain names or subdomains from a drop-down options menu, choose TXT for the type from a second menu, then type the actual content inside a box. This is done inside the DNS Records section of Hepsia and shortly after you are ready, the new record will be functioning. If you would like to validate your web site with Google, for instance, you will just have to log in to your account with them a few minutes later and ask them to check your domain address or subdomain. It does not take more time for a TXT record to go live if you need it for any other reason.