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What is a Favicon?

The favicon is the logo/graphic used in your browser's bookmarks and tabs. Here is an example of Hostgator.com's favicon:

You can create your own favicon by simply uploading a 16x16 or 32x32 pixel image to your web root and naming it favicon.ico

Hostgator Favicon

You may have noticed the new Snappy Favicon on your website!

If you would like to set a custom Favicon instead, you can do so by uploading your preferred favicon.ico file using the cPanel File Manager or an FTP Program into your website's root directory.


If you use one of our website builders you may use one of the following articles to assist you in modifying the favicon.

If you require additional assistance in uploading your favicon file, please contact us via phone or Live Chat.

Additional Resources

The following articles are for reference only. Please note that Hostgator cannot offer direct support for the information provided below.

If you are using a different CMS or Cart installation, please consult the documentation for that specific script on how to modify your favicon.