Debian Helper Scripts come in handy,
This package include the famous “service” command to conveniently restart programs.
The service command is something that get pre-installed in Fedora therefore, on a switch to Ubuntu or Debian, these scripts will come in handy to maintain a sense of consistency.
If you are on Ubuntu you can install these with:
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install debian-helper-scripts
[email protected]:~$ sudo service apache2 reload
* Reloading web server config apache2