Web Designer Question
Ok, I need some feedback from other Wordpress web designers out there.
I am new to Wordpress and I am getting ready to design my first site using the Wordpress platform. In the past when I have built a site for someone, I just hosted it as a domain extension under my main domain. Then once it was ready to go live I transferred it to the new hosting domain. Well, now that I am using Wordpress and need to set-up a database, I am not sure this is still the best way. Plus, I use Dreamweaver to edit the css and other files.
I am looking for some advice from others out there on how they do it. I was going to try using a virtual host on my computer, something like WAMP, but as I was getting more involved with it I couldn't figure it all out. Plus I want to be able to have my client preview the site at different times to show him the progress. My concern with hosting it as a domain extension on my site is the database. If I set-up the database under my domain and then need to transfer it to the new domain, is that difficult and will it cause problems?
I guess I am looking for solutions and ideas on how others are doing this and keeping it simple. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.