I am in the process of creating a new website for a client who already has a website (not Wordpress: html, hosted elsewhere). The idea is to create the website with new hosting (using Dreamhost) and installing Wordpress for the domain, as a one click install.
Is there some way I can create the website without changing the existing nameservers and possibly using a staging URL until I am ready with the new website? The client does not want any down time on his existing website while I create the new website.
There must be an easy way, without going down the track of a completely new domain name, then copy>transfer files over. Thanks for your help.