So a I have mentioned in a few posts over the last few days I am expanding the amount of sites I have, and I am looking to make a few more blogs, to add to my network. Currently I have been buying them from a seller who incudes hosting, domain and content, which is great for now but I have one issue. The only way I think the seller is able to offer hosting in the cheap package is by using shared hosting and I think that may cause some issues. Now I don't really know how shared hosting works as I use dedicated for my money sites but I imaging that it is one server assigning a different port to each site. This would, if my theory is correct, mean that they would all have the same IP address.
So, if I buy five sites from the seller and he places them all on the same hosting server, they all have the same IP, would the search engines still value their backlinks to my site as if they were each on separate IP's? I have seen web hosting that offers unlimited websites with up to five IP's so I know it is possible for them to have individual ones, but how do I know the seller will go to all that trouble for the price?