I'm planning on building a wordpress site to replace a current site. The current site is not on wordpress and don't yet have access to a cPanel or any such thing. I have two questions. First let me say I use Hostgator and GoDaddy. The domain is currently registered on GoDaddy.
1) To change the host to hostgator I can just set the nameservers from my hostgator account on GoDaddy right?
2) Is there anyway for me to leave the current site up while I build the new one? I'm confident I can get everything in place quickly enough but I don't want the site to have much downtime. A perfect situation would be that the current site stays up until I'm finished with the wordpress site and then I set it to go to the wordpress site.
Thank you. Sorry, I'm new to this.