Domain/server transfer best practices

I’m recommending a client to Dreamhost - but we need his website downtime as much as possible. What are the best practice/order of things done to build him a new site ?


  1. build him a WordPress site on my server
  2. get approval from him and point the dns to the new site
  3. have him buy a new host account at DreamHost
  4. transfer the duplicate WordPress site to the new account
  5. point dns to that server
  6. try to have the url name account transferred to DreamHost as well.



Thanks in advance

This should help:


Build the new site on dreamhost, when the customer approves it change the DNS.