WordPress going live question


#1

Hi, currently have a web site hosted on godaddy. I want to switch to wordpress so was thinking of switching dreamhost as I’ve heard they’re great with WordPress. Just one question, though: Will I be able to set up my Wordpress web site/blog over here while keeping my current web site up and running on godaddy until I am ready to “go live” over here? I don’t want to have a couple of weeks of “down time” while I’m doing the initial design. Thanks!


#2

You sure can! And I advise that you go with the Advanced One-Click install of WP, rather than the “Easy” which puts your site on a server without FTP access. Or just install it manually.

Ok, for the switchover:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

-Scott


#3

Fantastic, thanks so very much! I’m off to sign up now…