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How to better protect your Paypal account

Hackers, for obvious reasons, for years have been targeting Paypal accounts to steal money. It was not very difficult as Paypal offered their users only basic protection via passwords. Luckily at some point the company introduced 2-step verification, more effective measure to improve accounts security.

Basically, if you switch this on, to log into your account you need to first use your email and password as before. But there is also an additional, second step. If the password is correct, you will be sent a Security key (6-digit number) via text message to your phone. You copy this security key from your message to the website and, voila, you are logged on.

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How to host WordPress website on Amazon EC2

A few weeks ago I wrote a short tutorial How to host a static website on Amazon. I think it is a great solution for many website owners, even small businesses, however is not perfect for everyone. Many people need more advanced web applications for publishing hundreds of posts and pages stored in database, sending emails, and so on. In other words, they require Content Management Systems rather than simple but difficult to maintain static pages.

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How to customise WooCommerce checkout

If you want to sell digital products online, WooCommerce might be a good solution for you. It is a plugin for WordPress that allows to sell online both normal, physical goods and digital products. It is available for free and in its pure form offers a decent functionality however there will be occasions that you want to change and improve things. There are many extensions that will help you but you need to usually pay for them. Alternatively, you might try to change the code yourself.

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How to host a static website on Amazon

Amazon Web Services offer for developers hundreds different solutions, among them affordable storage for static web pages. Prices are really low and with good reliability this is great option for small websites owners who want to display static pages. In today’s tutorial I will show you how you can quickly use Amazon S3 storage to host your website. If you have a dynamic website that use a database and CMS it is also possible to use AWS however this tutorial is for hosting a static page.

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How to add Adsense to bbpress forum

My income from Google Adsense programme is slowly growing and I have decided to have a closer look and try to improve it further. At the moment I have four websites and I have just noticed that on forum of quite popular personal finance website smartpolak.co.uk there are not many ads. I have decided to add one advertisement just below the breadcrumbs 🙂

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