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  • Hello!
    I am trying to create a website on WordPress. I currently have a website hosted and created on WIX and I would like to keep it there until I finish building the WordPress website. However, if I understand it right, I need to have hosting in order to download and setup wordpress. What would you advise me to do in order to create the website without hurting the WIX website until I finish?

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  • Hi @yanamarkovaalek,

    I currently have a website hosted and created on WIX and I would like to keep it there until I finish building the WordPress website.

    In this situation, you have a few options. You could acquire a new domain as most providers do offer a one-year free domain credit. Or, you could possibly create a subdomain such as staging.example.com.

    WIX doesn’t allow you to change your domain, or subdomain, nameservers so you would need to rely on CNAME and A records. WIX has a guide for this over at https://support.wix.com/en/article/connecting-a-wix-domain-to-an-external-site/.

    However, if I understand it right, I need to have hosting in order to download and setup wordpress. What would you advise me to do in order to create the website without hurting the WIX website until I finish?

    I would recommend identifying a host you would want to use first. There is a list of recommendations available at https://wordpress.org/hosting/.

    Then, let them know of your situation and use a new domain or acquire the proper DNS records you would need to set up a subdomain on WIX that points to your new host. Both your new host and WIX should be able to assist with this.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  verygoode. Reason: clarification
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