I will also be making A LOT of changes. While making these changes I want it to be running on the server under a password protected temporary domain.
Current site: domain.com
Temp. site: tempdomain.com
Final site: domain.com
The new site will probably take six months to a year to build. I'm thinking:
Password protect main directory
Import forum from vB to XF
Reimport latest forum info to new site
Prepare to take new site live
I have some ideas on how to do this yet never attempted to do it myself. The question I have is how to take the new site live. The new site will be hosted on the same server that it's currently hosted on, but will be built on another.