Can I use a temporary URL that would be replaced?
One is to build it on a sub-domain or sub-directory. Another is to build on a MAMP/WAMP server. Then once it's built, turn off pretty urls and make a backup of the database and file directory. Now back on the current site; create a new database and user with the same name and credentials, upload the DB backup and upload file directory backup.
for me to edit. I get a free domain when I buy my clients hosting. Could (should) I use that as the sub domain?
I'm confused to why they need new hosting plan when the site is already hosted. You could add a folder to the current directory and point a sub-domain to it. Example: newsite.currentsite.com
hosting company they are now using. So what is the best procedure for getting the new site
up and then when ready, connected with their original domain.
If I change the DNS won't that disconnect their current website?
Thanks for your patience, I'm a bit challenged on understanding
some of the tech details.
Is this the free domain I get from BH? If that is the main domain what then, is the subdomain?
Think of the subdomain as a branch off the main domain. Here's a simple step by step:
-Log into BH
-Scroll down and click 'File Manager'
-Double click 'public_html'
-Click 'Create New Folder' & name the new folder
-Go back to BH home & click 'Domain Manager'
-Click 'subdomain' in the nav
-Enter the name you would like for subdomain
-Enter the name of the folder you created below that
That folder you made will be where you put your C5 files. Do your database stuff, and go to your subdomain address. Should be good to go. Good luck!