How do I create a Favicon for my 123-reg site?

This article applies to 123-reg Linux Shared Hosting packages.

A favicon is a site specific favourites / bookmark icon created by a site owner that will be saved on a visitors own bookmark / favourites list, if they choose to add the site to their bookmarks / favourites. It is a chance to familiarise your visitors with your brand even when they are away from your site.

Using an art package like Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro or GIMP.

1

Create an image 16X16 pixels in size. Due to the size you should use as few colours as possible.

2

Save the image as an ICO file under the filename of favicon.ico

3

Upload the file via your FTP client or File Manager within the 123-reg Control Panel

Place the file in your root directory (the same one containing your website index / front page)

It may take up to 24 hours for the file to propogate. Once successful you will find the icon showing alongside your website when you bookmark it / set it as a favourite.

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