I plan to switch the hosting of an existing HTML site to Dreamhost and it will live at mydomain.com while I work on a new site design.
I'd like to begin working on the test site on Dreamhost (test.mydomain.com) using Wordpress. Planning to replace the old HTML site with the new WP site in about a month.
I've read a number of conflicting posts about the best way to move a development site into production. I did it once before a long time ago, but can't remember the details. Can someone please help? I'm hoping that I could create just one database so those files don't have to be moved.
I'd love advice or even links to pertinent discussion forums or Wiki posts. Haven't been able to find a single good reference.