I'm building another website for my company. The current website was built on wordpress. Best case scenario, I would like to start from scratch with a new theme, upload new files, etc... while keeping the current website live. Once the newly designed site is complete I'd replace the old site with the newly designed one and keep the same domain name. The website is hosted through Hostway.com
option 1: I've been told I can install a second version of wordpress and rename the index file (i.e. index.html for the current site and index2.html for the new site). Once the newly designed site is complete I could make a backup, then delete the old site and change the index2.html file to index.html, therefor overwriting it.
Is this the best way to go about it?
I have 3 MySQL databases and only 1 in use. So that could be utilized as well. I looked at the previous support posts;
and tried the plugins without success. I want to completely redesign the site not test drive it. Also how would this work for logging into wp to edit the site? Currently I log in at http://www.example/wp-login.php