I am going to be building a WordPress.org site for a client who already has a site live. He has a host already that he likes and wants to keep. The host meets the minimum WP requirements so there is no need to move to a new host.
My question is, how do I build the new site while the old one is live? Should I ask the host to create a WP account for the client that I can work on and have them just give me the login info? I would like to do this all myself and ask the host to do as little as possible, but I do not know how to go about it.
I read in another post that you need to build the site in a "subdirectory" but I do not really understand the whole directory/root/index.php thing. I have already built my own WP site, but I guess I am a total noob when it comes to building a new version of a site!
If someone could please help me with this,and tell me what I need to ask the host to do (preferably as little as possible) I would be sooo grateful!