Compress Favicon with Htaccess

Add MIME type and Expires Header to Favicon

Add these lines to your .htaccess file to speed up favicon loading, as specified by the Yahoo Yslow documentation.

# Add Proper MIME-Type for Favicon
AddType image/x-icon .ico


# Enable Apache's mod_expires Module
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 month"

Other ways to speed up loading times are by:

loading mootools directly from google

Stopping mootools from loading

Adding Leverage Browser Caching to .htaccess

Gzip Content Through .htaccess