I'm preparing to move my Magento 1 store over to Magento 2, but in order to avoid issues or conflicts down the road, I would like to setup Magento 2 on the same server my Magento 1 store is currently on. I know it's possible, and that many people would say it's a security risk, but I wouldn't think that's a problem if I don't plan on running the Magento 1 version any longer after the M2 is setup.
I'm trying to figure out the best way to approach this. Would it be best to setup an entirely new document root for the M2 site? Or would it be best to just create two folders within a single document root, i.e.
public_html/sites/magento2? I guess I'd like to know which method would ultimately make it easier to set the Magento 2 site as my live site when it's ready to go.
I don't currently have root permissions on my VPS, but can easily ask my host to set it up for me if two document roots is the best way to approach it.