I'm building websites for clients. As part of the contract I can add a 'built by' line to the footer unless they pay to remove this. I want control the line of code that does this and I will be storing it on my own server so the client cannot pay the lower rate then remove it (had people do this, want to fight it.) Something like this Code: <?php include 'http://www.link-to.com/file.html';?> This will then allow me to change the footer text or remove it completely if I feel like it in the future (if they pay) without accessing their webspace. This is what I want out of this, they get a great website and a good price, and I get a link I can control and point where I like (If I ever change my portfolio URL) Lets not get into the morals of this, if people don't like it I am not making them use it, they can pay to remove it and its not much (10% of the total cost) BUT problem with this is most hosts see including external files this way as a security problem and rightly so. So is there a way round this? I want ultimate and exact control over this line in the footer and hosting the text in my own webspace is the perfect answer to this in my head.. but with PHP this is a problem (out of 5 hosting providers I tried it on 4 did not work :/) I need another option... I've been up all night and my heads a little mashed, the answer could be easy as hell but I can't see it right now :/ Any help would be much appreciated.