I have a small business site hosted on TCH since 2003 www.pensandbeetles.com. The site is woefully outdated and I would like to begin building our new site in Wordpress but I keep running into problems. We built the first site in 2003 in Dreamweaver but that is not my area of concentration and I'd rather not re-learn that application. Having very limited experience and understanding of directory structure, etc..., am I asking for trouble in trying to build a new site using the same domain while keeping the old site up and running for email purposes? Is it possible/do-able to migrate our email accounts (old saved emails, inbox, etc) into the new wordpress site? Currently using Horde webmail.
I'm following a Lynda.com tutorial and have setup a MySQL database but got a little confused when setting up the wordpress directories via FTP, since our site is already parked there.
ANY advice or resources that might help are greatly (enormously) appreciated.