Hello everyone, I have a big question relating to the set up of a modx website. There have been numerous different posts for some of the questions I have, and I have read them, but I felt it would be in my best interest if I asked about my specific situation.
I am currently running a wordpress website on godaddy(yes, yes the infamous godaddy...). I have installed it using the installation app godaddy comes with, and it is at the latest version (3.9 at the time of writing), and I need to change due to various factors (one of them being the godaddy install slows things down like no other). I have been testing modx in a wamp server and I absolutely love it, as it gives me a level of freedom I have been searching for since I installed wordpress, but could not achieve through through any cms that uses themes (as far as I can tell, literally every cms except this one, and a couple of paid solutions).
I don't want to take down my wordpress site until my modx one is ready to upload, so what would be the best solution to install modx on the website, edit it, and then replace my main domain with it later? I have heard the best thing to do is leave it in the subfolder, but none of them account for the fact that another cms may already be present.
Also, I can't tell if wordpress created a new database when it installed, or is using one I created prior. On the risk it was the one I created prior, is it a safe idea to have modx use that database, even though wordpress tables exist in it, especially when it comes time to remove wordpress?
And finally, would it be a good idea to stick with godaddy at all? Not just for the fact it hates modx, but just as a web host in general? I am not in charge of my hosting plan, so I need to know if I should try to convince the one who is that we need to switch(again), and if I should, what host would be the best to use? I have heard of a good one called http://www.webhostinghub.com/,
but if theres a better one I should use, I would love to hear it (the only requirement is that it needs to be able to host 6 domains and optionally, be easy to use).
I pretty sure thats everything, any advice?
Also, I will be installing modx manually, I have learned my lesson about that.