How to Change Your Favicon

Written by Local Marketing on July 21st, 2012. Posted in Recent Developments

The favicon.ico file is typically a simple 16×16 image, visible in the browser status bar, tabs and/or title bar. To change this to your own, simply do the following:

how to change your favicon icon
  1. Create a “favicon.ico” file from your preferred image. You can either use an image editing tool—such as Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, MS Paint, etc., or you can use this website: http://www.favicon.cc/.
  2. Upload the image to your “web root” for your website. If this is your primary domain, the directory is “/public_html/”. If it is for a subdomain or addon domain, please refer to your cPanel > Domains > Subdomains or cPanel > Domain Manager section to see what directory the domain is assigned to.
  3. Clear your browser cache, then visit your website again.

Assuming you have uploaded to the right place and you have cleared your browser’s cache, your browser should update with your image.

In some cases, you may need to visit the favicon.ico file directly; simply go to http://example.com/favicon.ico. (Replace “example.com” with your own domain.)

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