We have a WordPress site we're developing here on DreamHost.
From the posts I've read here, it sounds like it is very difficult (at least for a low-end technical person like me) to set up an environment where you can have a local development server which you publish up to the DreamHost. That would be ideal for us, and it was easy to do with Microsoft Expression Web, etc.
Anyway, if that is not reasonably easy to do, is there any way to at least shield our new website from Google Web and other searches until it is reach to launch? Right now we're just experimenting around with learning WordPress and setting up our site, and someone Googling might think what we're posting is final when in fact the information may not be accurate.
Hope that's clear. Thanks for any help.