What are the differences between apache2 and httpd Service
First on this article you may see different service name for the Apache (apache2 and httpd) .Actually httpd and apache2 are the same both refer to Apache service the only difference is that apache2 is the name of the service on Debian/Ubuntu Linux and httpd is the name of the service on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora Linux OS.
Why you need to Restart Apache Service
In most cases you only need to restart Apache if you change any Apache .conf file , other configurations may need it for any sites can overrides by editing .htaccess file .
How To Restart Apache Service under Linux / UNIX
The following examples using the restart command in case you want to stop the service you can use stop command and use start command to start stopped service.
Restart Apache Service On Debian/Ubuntu Linux
Restart Apache on CentOS/RHEL/Red Hat Linux version 4.x/5.x/6.x
Restart Apache on CentOS/RHEL/Red Hat Linux version 7.x
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