Temp URL for Addon Domain - Existing Site - Different Host


jimii
Asked:
2012-09-19 10:43 am EST

Hits: 682
Ive read/viewed the individual tutorials on the temp url | add on domain and site rebuild migration. I'd like to be sure I correctly understand the process for doing all three together.
To set up an existing site from another host (non-wp), I'll create an add-on domain but not point the URL at this stage. I would then install WP via cpanel / fantastico deluxe onto the add on domain followed by an edit to the WP-config file to have the site in development mode on my temp url. Once completed and tested - i simply code out / edit the wp-config tempt url back to the add-on domain. The site would then be live?
2 questions - (1) Am i correct that as long as I do not request that my existing domain host point my domain to inmotion - my existing site will continue to funciton completely as is? (2) to ensure privacy during the rebuild - am i correct that i can simply password protext the temp url?

2 other questions which might be better served if posted in a separate message relate to the access / method for coding 404/410 server codes for pages that i will not be migrating as well as 301 redirects for pages permanently being modified (which will be many/almost all). (Site pages are presently dynamic from a portal asp - and wish to make into WP).

You must login before you can ask a follow up question.

You must login before you can submit an answer.

Best answer chosen by User

0

Scott
Staff
20,848 Points
2012-09-19 11:55 am EST
Hello jimii,

Am i correct that as long as I do not request that my existing domain host point my domain to inmotion - my existing site will continue to funciton completely as is?
Yes, that is correct. The only way to see your new area before pointing to our nameservers is by using the Temp URL, the regular domain will continue to function normally.

To ensure privacy during the rebuild - am i correct that i can simply password protext the temp url?
You can certainly password protect the public_html folder, which would cover the main domain temp URL to prevent anyone from seeing it.

I am not quite sure what you are asking in the last paragraph so you may want to reply with a little more specifics. It sounds like you are wanting to know how to create 404s for specific pages you are not bringing over and 301s for those you are bringing. In that case you can always add those in your .htacess file found in the public_html folder.

Best Regards,
Scott M

You must login before you can post a comment about this answer.

Like this Question?

Related Articles

It looks like there are no related articles.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Need more Help?

Search

Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail: support@InMotionHosting.com
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!