init — This phase includes reading configuration, initializing built-in subsystems; naming, security and logging services; and creating the web container.
startup — This phase includes loading and initializing deployed applications
service — The server is ready to service requests
shutdown — This phase stops and destroys loaded applications. The system is preparing to shutdown.
termination — This phase terminates the built-in subsystems and server runtime environment. There won't be any more activity after this phase.
reconfig — The transient server state in which a server thread is dynamically reconfiguring (while the server is in the service state). This phase can occur several times during the life of the server.