hello and thanks for your help, commUnity!
I am trying to run a "sandbox" testing environment on a shared-server host, and am having some trouble getting WP to operate without having the Domain Name resolved to this host. Specifically:
the domain name (http://tinctoriadesigns.com/) is currently pointed to another host, and i need to leave it pointed there while we build up the new site design (using WP, hooray!).
In the meantime, we have a NEW host at: http://188.8.131.52/~tinctori/
...but of course WP wants to run the situation based on the root domain defined during installation (tinctoriadesigns.com/)...which of course won't work because the DNS is pointed to the other host.
Is there a way to change that root domain (and is that even ABSPATH?) from the true domain name (tinctoriadesigns.com) to the temporary non-public IP-user (http://184.108.40.206/~tinctori/).