We currently have several domains hosted with Dreamhost. We would like to develop a Wordpress site to replace an HTML site we have online now for one of those domains. We would like to do this without interrupting the current site, and then transfer the domain over to the wp site when it is ready. Is there a way we can just create a folder on the server without having a domain associated with it. I figure we need a temporary URL or IP to the root of the account, and then tack on the folder name to access the install.
How do we find out the IP address to the root? Or, is there a better method for accomplishing what we have in mind?