What is the best way to set up the initial development site before going live for working on and presenting to the client for testing and checking? Please note that I am after the most SEO friendly option.
My host has suggested the following options:
- set up a sub domain under my own account ie. http://clientdomain.mydomain.com (this option means I have to do a bit of work before the client site goes live as need to change the database over to the client account and export the data over to the client account - sounds very complicated but if this is the most SEO friendly option then I am prepared to learn how to do this.
- set up a sub domain under the client account ie. http://preview.clientdomain.com
I have read that developing the site locally will work. What is 'developing the site locally'? (sorry if this is a silly question - new to this).
I want to have the option of being able to set up a temporary one page site (NOT a under construction site!) while developing the website for SEO reasons.
I would really appreciate some help on this as going around in circles with my host - everyone is really helpful but giving me different advice. I thought learning how to use WordPress and customising themes was going to be a challenge - I hope it is not going to be as challenging as trying to figure out the best way to work on the development site!