I hope I'm posting in the right place for this query. I need some advice please.
I currently use Hostgator and am on their 'baby' plan. I have somewhere in the region of 10 websites all operating on the same plan. I have found out that there are also somewhere in the region of 140 other websites all using the same dns. If one of those websites was 'dodgy' and penalised by Google, could this have an impact on my rankings? (like being guilty through association?)
I don't know what SSL means, but I've been looking on Hostgator to see if upgrading my account to business plan would separate me from everyone else, and the difference between the baby and business plan seems to be private SSL with the business plan. I might be barking up the wrong tree, but I wondered if this is what I need.
I'm not in the position financially to go for vps at the moment, but looking for the next best thing.
My apologies if I look like I don't know what I'm talking about - but I hope I'm getting there