I have a wordpress site working well. I don't want to mess with it at all. However, I feel the need to begin work on a new one to replace this one someday. My current site is in a folder under my root directory and I have been told that I can add a new folder in File manager under my root dir and place a second install of wp into that folder? (my server uses "simple scripts")
I only want one site active at one time, under my one domain. The second install is to create a new, different site, with a different theme, its own plugins, gallery of images, etc. As far as content, I will copy and past text from the old as needed. I am in no rush. Once it is completed, I will then place my "pointer" to that site and replace my current site. I want to keep the one domain I have. Just want the option to build a new house before moving into it.
Is this possible, and will this second install have a new login id and password? I want to keep things totally separate.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.