I haven't stepped up to pay for a web host or register a domain name yet (I am waiting to finish the conent creation portion of the project, which may take a couple months). I was just looking at http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Bug_Hunts and was interested in participating if I had time this Saturday.
I followed the link to http://maczealots.com/tutorials/wordpress/ in regards to how to install wordpress locally on my machine (so I asssume that I could view it from my web browser as well as other machines on my network). Looks pretty neat.
My question is, if I were to download a local version of wordpress, is it easy to migrate that to the hosting service I choose so it is available at mydomainname.com ? Or is better to use their fantastico installation offered at the web host and start again ? Or are there specific files I can just overwrite using FTP on the pre-installed version of WordPress ?
I thought it would be neat to do the work locally for the next few months, as I had the time, and then pay the bills and move everything live all at once.