Recently I decided to make use of an old RaspberryPi 3 as my blog server that way it can stand on it’s own outside of a VirtualBox image where it was currently residing. This exercise also helps me confirm that the restore process for my WordPress backup works well. Installing WordPress itself is not in the scope of this post.
After looking through the distributions, I decided to use DietPi.
I selected DietPi as it seemed to have the smallest initial memory usage compared to the other distributions while retaining access to apt-get .
The initial installation took a bit of time and reboots, especially with a wifi setup. However, it was pretty intuitive for the most part.