I want to use my domain for a new website

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Don't want to replace old site until done

Arnel C
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Hello Dave,

Thanks about the question on using your existing domain name for an existing website, but not until you're ready to you're finished building the new site. 

It really depends on HOW you're building your new site.  If you're using an application like WordPress, there are a couple of ways to go about doing it. You can:

If you're using some other method to build your site, then can find a similar application to build your site with a different domain name and then migrate it while changing the domain name for you. Or you change the HOSTS file for you computer in order to build the site with a different domain name.  This affects ONLY the systems where you have made the HOSTS file change and allows you to use the domain name of your choice for the site in construction.

Note that Softaculous staging option works with different CMS's, but you will need to review the option to see if it works with your choice of application for building your new site.

Whatever your choice, these options allow you build a site while allowing you replace your existing site when you're ready to replace 

it using the different domain migration methods. It's easiest with WordPress or the Softaculous staging option.  Using the HOSTS file mod will require that you move files (when you're done building the site) to the document root replacing the files that currently make up your old site.  

I hope this helps to answer your question. If you need further assistance, please let us know!

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.