I want to switch to wordpress for a site currently hosted on Dreamhost. I need time to set up the wordpress site and don't want my site to be down during that time. If I install wordpress in a subdomain (and set it in maintenance mode while getting it set up), that would work but then eventually I have to move the wordpress site over to the top level domain, and I read this in the wiki:
"Note that moving a WordPress installation within your own account will prevent you from using the "one-click" upgrade facility of the control panel (as your installation is no longer where the "one-click" installer put it), and you will have to perform subsequent upgrades yourself."
That seems like a drag so I'd rather just put the wordpress site where it needs to be eventually. But is there a way I can do this without having my existing site down for a week or more while I get the wordpress site designed the way I want it? If anyone has suggestions on how to handle this I'd be grateful. Thanks.