Setting up dev site with WordPress

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#1

I’d like to set up a dev site with WordPress for a website that is currently hosted elsewhere. Once I get everything working the way I want it, I want to simply point the DNS nameservers to Dreamhost and have the site go live.

Here’s where I’m stuck. Since my domain is hosted elsewhere, how do I set up a dev site? Where? On what domain?

Thanks for you help.


#2

Set it up as a dreamhosters.com domain.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

In the diagram where is says yoursite.dreamhost.com, it should say yoursite.dreamhosters.com as specified in Step 2 of Getting Started.