Difference between Client-Server and Peer-to-Peer Network

Client-Server Network:
This model are broadly used network model. In Client-Server Network, Clients and server are differentiated, Specific server and clients are present. In Client-Server Network, Centralized server is used to store the data because its management is centralized.In Client-Server Network, Server respond the services which is request by Client.





Peer-to-Peer Network:
This model does not differentiate the clients and the servers, In this each and every node is itself client and server. In Peer-to-Peer Network, Each and every node can do both request and respond for the services.





Difference between Client-Server and Peer-to-Peer Network:

S.NO Client-Server Network Peer-to-Peer Network
1. In Client-Server Network, Clients and server are differentiated, Specific server and clients are present. In Peer-to-Peer Network, Clients and server are not differentiated.
2. Client-Server Network focuses on information sharing. While Peer-to-Peer Network focuses on connectivity.
3. In Client-Server Network, Centralized server is used to store the data. While in Peer-to-Peer Network, Each peer has its own data.
4. In Client-Server Network, Server respond the services which is request by Client. While in Peer-to-Peer Network, Each and every node can do both request and respond for the services.
5. Client-Server Network are costlier than Peer-to-Peer Network. While Peer-to-Peer Network are less costlier than Client-Server Network.
6. Client-Server Network are more stable than Peer-to-Peer Network. While Peer-to-Peer Network are less stable if number of peer is increase.
7. Client-Server Network is used for both small and large networks. While Peer-to-Peer Network is generally suited for small networks with fewer than 10 computers.

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