Setting up new hosting for existing site?


#1

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.


#2

General info, see “getting started” http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Main_Page

Also for your specific questions see:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS
-_Accessing_your_Database_before_DNS_change