The more I researech this question the more complicated seems the answer!
I am just starting a conversion of a very large CSS/HTML site to WordPress. When I finish I will have a working and tested site on my PC comprising several hundred pages, mostly static ones. I don't want to do this conversion until I know how I can copy all the necessary files to my server when I finish and still have my correctly and fully functioning site. From what I read, it seems that the process of copying a working site on localhost to a domain on an on-line host is not that straightforward. I therefore would like to try it out on a few pages first and be sure of the trasfer system before I start.
So could anyone point me to an idiot's guide to doing this? Thanks.