The IP address 127.0.0.1 is a special purpose address reserved for use on each computer. 127.0.0.1 is conventionally a computer’s loopback address.
Network software and utilities can use 127.0.0.1 to access a local computer’s TCP/IP network resources. Messages sent to loopback IP addresses like 127.0.0.1 do not reach outside to the local area network (LAN) but instead are automatically re-routed by the computer’s own network adapter back to the receiving end of the TCP/IP stack.
Typically all IP addresses in the range 127.0.0.1 – 127.255.255.255 are reserved for private use, but 127.0.0.1 is by convention the loopback address in almost all cases.