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How to edit my address bar icon or favicon.ico?


Can I change the “favicon.ico” file for my website(s)?


Yes! It's quite easy to do.
The favicon.ico file is typically a simple 16x16 image, visible in the browser status bar, tabs and/or title bar. To change this to your own, simply do the following:

  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:

  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've uploaded to the right place and your browser's cache is clear, it should update with your image. In some cases, you may need to visit the favicon.ico file directly; simply go to (Replace "" with your own domain.)

If you continue to see issues with the favicon.ico file after trying the aforementioned steps, please feel free to contact support via Support Phone or Chat Support.
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