Never been in this situation before so just wanted to make sure i do it correctly.
I am developing a new website (with EE), and currently a site/cms (non-EE) already exists on the server. What is the best way to set this up - meaning upload location/development site - so i can work on it without affecting the current site? Do I just create a folder in the root (named eg, new-site) and upload all EE files there, then go through the usual installation? Do i just change the two system_path references to .new-site/system/ or is none of that necessary?
When i am working out pages/segments how would this work without causing any issues/ having to make coding changes after the site is live? (ie, example.com/new-site/template_folder.... )
Is it better to create a subdomain and base url's on that (ie newsite.example.com) rather than just a 'folder'?
After everything is complete, do i just delete/remove the existing site form the root, then move all new site files out of the new-site folder?
Responses are appreciated.