I’m building a web site in Wordpress, and I’d like to be able to configure the site on the server before redirecting the domain name from the old site to the new DreamHost site. I’ve got other domain names I’m not using, so I’m thinking of pointing one of those domain names to the directory while I set everything up. Since the domain name I’m pointing is not the same name as the directory I’m working in (i.e. the completed site will be “domainname.com” but the temporary domain is “otherdomainname.com”), I’m not sure how to configure the DNS settings.
Should I use the CNAME, or is there a better way to do this?