I had a very strange behavior with my Apache setup and then fixed it, however I would like to understand what really happened. My httpd.conf LOOKED like this:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName mysite.com ServerAlias www.mysite.com ... <Directory "/path/to/mysite.com"> </Directory> </VirtualHost>
=== THEN, I wanted to add a 2nd different host, with the same IP but different domain name, so I added the following after to the file (after the above lines)
<VirtualHost adifferentdomain.com:80> ServerName adifferentdomain.com ServerAlias www.adifferentdomain.com ... <Directory "/path/to/adifferentdomain.com"> </Directory> </VirtualHost>
====== THE end result: When you browsed for mysite.com you would see the content from adifferentdomain.com . When you browsed for adifferentdomain.com you would see adifferentdomain.com
So what exactly happened? Was that a standard redirection? Or what exactly was the "understanding" from a regular browser?
My question is because this affected my google ranking dramatically, and I want to know what exactly did Google see.