I finally launched the new and improved gench site! It’s my first Drupal site.
In order to replace the current (non-drupal) site with the new one, I had to juggle some big directories around on the live server. The good news is it’s relatively easy to do this. The bad news is it’s still rather nerve-racking! UNIX commands are indispensable for a task like this.
development environment = my local MAMP stack
staging environment = sub-directory under the live site (the old gench site)
live site = root of shared hosting web server