Can I set up a website before pointing it to the domain name?

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Basically, I have a site with Wix, and the site is pointed at the domain name. I would like to register with you, set up the website, and then re-point the domain name to my InMotion page. Is this possible? Basically, is it possible to set up the website and then repoint it to my domain name, so that there is seamless transition between my old host and my new host?
Thanks for your help.
Hello, and thanks for your question. If I understand you correctly, you want to get your website up and running on our server, while still leaving the live site up at Wix? That's easy to do! Just modify your hosts file to point your domain at our server. On your computer your domain will resolve to our server, while everyone else on the Internet will still pull your domain from its name servers set at your domain Registrar. That's the way I'd recommend doing it, but you do also have the option of accessing your site on our server directly from the temporary URL. When you are done reviewing your site on our server, and you're ready to actually bring your domain over and make it live there. You just need to update your name servers to point to us and wait up to 24 hours for the DNS settings to fully propagate across the Internet. Hope that helps, please let us know if you have any further questions or run into any problems at all. - Jacob