Setting up new hosting for existing site?

Hey there.

Just signed up for dreamhost and here’s my situation. I have an existing site with a domain registered through godaddy that’s currently pointing to an existing server at a different hosting company with my site on it. I don’t want to switch the nameservers until I get my new site up and running on dreamhost.

  1. I registered for dreamhost with the url I intended to use. This won’t affect my current site until I switch the name servers correct?

  2. How do I go about setting up wordpress on dreamhost before I switch the name servers?

  3. Is there a way for me to set up a temporary url for me to see the site before I go live?

Thank you for your help. I’ve done this on bluehost a bunch of times, but this is a new hosting company for me.

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