I want to set up my website before i move my nameserver so that my new site is all up and running before i switch off the old one.
However, i have a couple of questions to ask about how i do this. Firstly when i setup my new site i goto ftp://xxxxx.dreamhost.com/mywebsite/ and put all the files i need in there right? So in other words ftp://xxxxx.dreamhost.com/mywebsite/ is the root of my webspace - correct?
Secondly when i goto view my webspace (i have just stuck a simple index.html file in there for now) as i havent moved my old site yet should i be able to access my new site by using the http://xxxx.dreamhost.com as the URL? Where xxxx is obviously my server name?
I have tried this you see and it dosent show me the index.html that is in my /mywebspace/ directory i just get a page cannot be displayed error.
Any ideas or am i missing something?