Need alternate index page and ability to go to the development site

Hi I am new to apache and wordpress.  I have a site that I am developing with it and want to have a "Coming Soon Page", but when someone types in the direct or alternate url to the site specific fro wordpress I want it to render as then wordpress blog.  I created an index.html page, i believe the wordpress site usualy starts at index.php. I modified the .htaccess and the index.html acts as the default document, but when the url is index.php it redirects back to index.html
# Use PHP5 as default
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php
# added below to use index.html as default document
DirectoryIndex  index.html
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

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you should use vh to set it up, and as seen in example below, when visitors go to, they only see "Coming soon" page, but they will get to wordpress when going to; also, put main on top, so if visitors have typo, they will lead to the first vh which is main site ;)
NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/path/to/folder/for/main/site"
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/path/to/folder/for/wordpress"

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Charles BaldoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks a ton
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