I am currently in the process of replacing an existing html website for the company I work for with a wordpress site. I still want the current site active while working on the new site on a new host.
Currently I created a site with a different name from the site I want to replace so I can create the new site without affecting the existing site. I was advised to go ahead and do this and then when the time is right:
1. Change the nameserver of the old website to the nameserver of the new host.
2. I'll add on the original website name as an addon/parked domain name
3. Then finally I will change the site configuration in the backend dashboard of wordpress under General Settings to be the name of the domain of the original site.
The host support said this would be a seamless transition and won't affect the sites ranking in google... is this correct? Or is there a better approach?
Not too far into the creation of the new site yet so I just want to make sure before I continue to move forward that there isn't a better / easier way to do this.
Thanks in advance. :)