Ok - i tried today and failed with my second practice site......
i own the domain http://ethicalsocialmedia.com (it currently points to http://ethicalsm.wordpress.com)
I set up a new domain on dream host and named it ethicalsocialmedia.com and installed a one-click WP
I then set up another domain and named it http://ethicalsocialmedia.dreamhosters.com
Setting this up to mirror ethicalsocialmedia.com
I need to keep ethicalsocialmedia.com pointing at ethicalsm.wordpress.com until I have installed the new site and checked that it is working.
How would I go about this?
I have a folder in my ftp called ethicalsocialmedia.com which contains a default empty wordpress database - I can not get in through the recommended way of using ethicalsocialmedia.com/wp-admin as this just takes me back to the original site with an error message.
What am i doing wrong here?
I felt I was getting somewhere, but now feel very lost.