In a Peer to Peer network, no single provider is responsible for being the server. Each computer stores files and acts as a server. Each computer has equal responsibility for providing data.
Security is an issue in a P2P network.
In a client server, the client is dependent on the server to provide and manage the information.
|Security||The server controls the security of the network.||No central control over security.|
|Management||The server manages the network. Needs a dedicated team of people to manage the server.||No central control over the network. Anyone can set up.|
|Dependency||Clients are dependent on the server.||Clients are not dependent on a client server.|
|Performance||The server can be upgraded to be made more powerful to cope with high demand.||If machines on the network are slow, they will slow down other machines|
|Backups||Data is all backed up on the main server.||Each computer has to be backed up. Data can easily be deleted by users.|