ClusterIP vs NodePort vs LoadBalancer: Key Differences and When to Use Them?

In Kubernetes, there are three commonly used Service types: ClusterIP, NodePort, and LoadBalancer. These Services provide different ways to make Pods accessible to other Pods within the cluster, as well as to clients outside of it.

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Really helped me in clarifying key difference between NodePort, ClusterIP and LoadBalancer. Thanks