How to access new wordpress before mapping domain


I’m in the process of replacing an existing site. I’ve just added a wordpress blog to my vps and now want to set it up. I want to set up the new blog before repointing the domain name so what url should I be using to access it?


If VPS works the same way as shared:

  1. Create under the same FTP user and install WordPress there
  2. When ready, rename FTP User’s folder to example.old
  3. Rename to and update your WordPress settings for the new URL
  4. Rename example.old to (now they’ve switched places)