Install Wordpress but keep current site live

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I'd like to download wordpress but, I'd like for my current site (website builder) to remain live while I populate the wordpress site. Can I do that? And how do I transfer my files from old site to new wordpress site?
Hello, Thank you for contacting us about installing WordPress without affecting your current site. Yes, you can do this by installing WordPress in a different directory, such as: Then, password protecting the folder will make it hidden from the public. When you are ready to go live, you can Move your Wordpress from the subfolder to the root directory Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you, John-Paul