Summary. Websites can have a simple icon associated with the site that appears in the browser to the left of the website address. The icon is a special graphic image file usually called favicon.ico that is located in the root directory of the website files stored on the website host in the same folder with the index.html file. The file can be uploaded to your website host using an FTP program or the host’s online file management and uploading utility.

Creating. Free programs are available online to help create a favicon.ico file. The image is either created from scratch, or created by converting an existing image. Below are links to some of the online favicon.ico creators.