I am developing a new site for somebody. They currently have joebloggs.net pointing to their existing site (the domain is registered with somebody other than Dreamhost, and the webspace is also non-Dreamhost).
I wish to develop the site in my Dreamhost webspace before switching their domain to point to it. Leaving their old site available until then.
How can I go about doing this? I need to be able to access the site for development purposes, but obviously it’s not accessible via the web browser, beacuse when I put in joebloggs.net it not surprisingly goes to the existing site.
Any ideas? I’ve created the joebloggs.net domain on Dreamhost. I need to do all the Joomla configuration scripts with “joebloggs.net” as the path, so it works when it goes live, but I can’t access the webspace to do this.
Hope you understand what I’m getting at.
Thanks in advance.