I have a website hosted in DirectAdmin. It is about a static website, which has to be replaced by a new joomla site. I need to move the site in a specific directry (eg. "old") but also to be accessible with its URL (eg. www.mysite.com) and without index.html redirection, as I want all the Google indexed page to continue working properly. I need to that because I want to make the joomla installation in the root directory and start building the new site, without downtime of the old site.
I tried "Domain pointer" (with and without alias), "Site Redirection" and "Subdomain Management". Nothing worked like I wanted. I did make the opposite scenario working, which means that I could access the website located in the root through the URLs old.mysite.com and/or www.mysite.com/old, but this is not what I need. This will work fine for the new site, where I can build it in the root and make demo.mysite.com pointing the root (with a domain pointer as alias). But this is a step 2.
Thanks a lot in advance for your time and your views.