Best way to get information from remote server?
I currently maintain 6 websites for clients that run small business. The websites use the same backend code. I'm looking for a way to gather information from these sites remotely and pass the information back to me so I don't have to manually go to each site to get the information. I can write a php script and place it in each of these sites that will gather the information and serialize it but I'm looking for a nice way to call these scripts from my site and log the data.
For example; I could have the script reside on http://clients-web-site.com/script/getinfo.php. Would it be best to use cURL to call that script from my site and then parse the data on my end?
Are there any other ways that would be better?