I am looking at building a WP MultiSite for the CMS of an already existing website. before it goes live I was thinking of the best solution to get it up and running with minimal loss of visibility on search engines and downtime.
I can either
1. Use Xampp to build a local dev environment and laboriously export and upload to the new site. Any suggestions on how I do this easier greatly accepted.
2. I buy hosting and build the site online then get the DNS pointed from the old site to the new site and make a few alterations to the code to get it up and running.
Does anyone have any recommendations or further suggestions as to the best and easiest way to do this.
thanks in advance