Im fairly new to php and I need your expertise!! I have a php script that checks (pings) a server. I do this 3 times for 3 differernt servers. What I need to do is create a "general status page". I was thinking of this...When any of the 3 servers are down, a file is written to the web server. Then on the general status page I could have something that checks for the existence of that one file. If it exists then it will display a particular picture, if it doesnt exisit it will display another picture. This means that should one server be down, the file will be created and the "general" status indicator will change. Hope that makes sense and hope someone can help!!