Can I install 1-click, but keep my existing site until the new one is ready?

When using our 1-click installer, you can choose to install in a subfolder (by typing in the folder name in the "Preferred address" field).

This way your existing site will stay visible when visiting the domain, while you can access your 1-click in the subfolder, e.g.

You can also <a href="">create a subdomain</a> and choose this as the install domain from the "Preferred address" dropdown, this way you do not have to type in a subfolder name.

When you are ready to take your new site online you can move it to the public_html folder. For most installations there are guides on how to move them from a subfolder properly. Check the documentation for the respective system.

For example, WordPress has this guide:

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