If I copy the complete public_html folder from my WP site to another webhost, is the site 'dormant' until on the internet calls index.php, which in turn accesses the database (via another php file, phpmyadmin), or am I misunderstanding WP architecture? I've been reading all afternoon into WP architecture but can't really find a good resource.
Its not entirely dormant, wp has a cron system to automate scheduled tasks. So even if noone accesses it it will keep plugging away at scheduled tasks. *** as long ad someone has accessed the site to trigger it. It will run until all tasks completed or the max execution time for scripts on the server has been reached