Differences between peer-to-peer and client-server network architecture are follows.
|It is the simple connection of similar type of computers.||This type of network contains two types of computer called a client and a server.|
|It doesn’t contain any dedicated server and client. Each computer an work as both client and server in different instances.||It contains dedicated server and client. A server is a special computer that provides services to the client and client receives services form server.|
|It is appropriate for small organization with limited number of computers||It si appropriate for large organization with large number of computers.|
|It is easier and cheaper to establish and manage.||It is complex and expensive to establish and manage.|
|Difficult to manage high security without dedicated server.||Higher security can be maintained.|
|Administration of the network and computer will be difficult.||Administration of network and computer is easier through a server.|
|Highly skilled manpower is not required to operate.||Skilled manpower is required to operate.|