Favicon is short for "favorites icon." The name is derived from the bookmark list for Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is called Favorites list.
When you bookmark a site in your browser or add a site to your Favorites list in Internet Explorer (version 5 and above), it checks the server to see if there is a favicon.ico file present. If there is, the favicon.ico will display next to the bookmarked text.
Depending on the web browser, the favicon can appear in a variety of places, not just in the bookmarks list. It may be shown in the address bar or in the title of a browser tab, for instance.
For full instructions on creating and installing a favicon on your HostPapa site, please visit this page in our “Downloads" section: