The original devrand site, which was my second blog.
I used a shared hosting site that provided a LAMP stack, and coded it
up in a weekend in PHP with everything stored in MySQL. It consisted of
only 3 pages that: listed posts, viewed a single post, or administered
the site. Although it was pretty basic it did all the 'normal'
features, such as allowing comments, doing basic administrivia, etc.
The PHP code ran for roughly 2 years. It had over 1.5 million hits,
and per day it was averaging around 600 page views from about 100 unique
IPs. This is when my site was probably at it's peak popularity, maybe one day that won't be the case :P