The TXT Records, or Text Records, are a type of DNS record used to associate and pass descriptive information in a text format, frequently and mainly applied in domain ownership verification processes for a variety of services and products, such as Email Hosting, Domain Marketplaces and more.
MX Records, short for Mail Exchange, have a very clear but important task – they are responsible for determining which mail server/service the emails a particular domain receives get routed to. MX Records allow for an easy connections to all sorts of different types of email products and services.
The CNAME Record, or Canonical Name, is a type of DNS Record that has the job of mapping a host (subdomain or prefix to the root domain) to another name. Because of CNAME’s, we’re able to connect domains to other domains or services without having to do direct changes to IP Addresses which can change often and disrupt your websites.
The A Records, short for Address records, is arguably one of the most important DNS Records, as it tells the requester what’s the IP Address tied to the domain name – ergo, it provides the visitors the server location where your website content resides, so their browser can download and display it.