Amazon Linux apt-get command not found

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I have been trying to install an apache server on my AWS instance, however, it seems that it doesn't have the apt package installed. I googled and all I found was some broken links to this package. I am using Putty on a windows machine if that information helps. I currently have low to none experience in linux environments.

I am running the following version of Linux

Linux ip-172-31-37-96 3.14.48-33.39.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jul 14 23:43:07 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Can anyone help with that?

Feb 11 in Linux Administration by Rahul
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Amazon Linux is CentOs-based which means that it is RedHAT-based. The RH-based installs would not use apt-get but rather use yum. A search such as yum search httpd would help you along with displaying the available Apache packages. Please Note that Amazon Linux 2 has switched from CentOS since the writing of this answer, but still uses yum.
answered Feb 11 by Soham
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