Which version of DietPi for cloud computing (AWS, DigitalOcean, etc.)?

Hi, I run DietPi on all my RaspPi’s and am in love with it, so much so that I’d love to run it on my servers. Which version do I use? Given that there’s a version of DietPi for VirtualBox, VMWare, Hyper-V, UEFI and BIOS. My cloud server provider is Digital Ocean, running vCPUs.

Are you able to use own images on your VPS? Or do they provide a fixed image? You could try to use our PREP script to convert a Debian image into DietPi https://dietpi.com/docs/hardware/#make-your-own-distribution

There is a longer discussion on our GitHub where we was able to get DietPi running on a VPS cloud server https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/1285#issuecomment-629769421

Yes I can use my own custom images, as well as being able to directly load Debian onto a server. Would it be best to use a custom image in order to use Debian-slim and stick DietPi on top, or go with the Debian option they provide and stick DietPi on top?

probably you could ask your provider what typ of image you could use.

Another option is to use the default Debian image of your provider and try to convert using PREP script.

I will do. Thank you for your time, I’ll reply with their information for anyone wondering in future.

Or simply try it out, as long as there is no limitation for rebuilding the VPS: If our x86_64 BIOS (I don’t think they require UEFI) image boots, then it’s fine, if not, then go with their Debian => PREP approach. But before running PREP, assure that the basic stack is the same: grub as bootloader, initramfs-tools, unmodified Debian kernel package (linux-image-amd64).

This is exactly what I do for my VPS…actually for my x86 boxes at home too. Works really well