FAQ - Before installation
From b2evolution manual
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 Q: Where Do I Signup To Get My Blog?
A: You typically do not need to signup for anything to use b2evolution. b2evolution is software you can download for free and install on your own web server. See System requirements for more information about web server requirements.
If you don't have your own web space/web server yet, we have a list of good web hosting providers to get you started. They all support b2evolution. Choose the one you trust the most.
 Q: What Is The Cost Of The Software?
A: b2evolution is a free open source software released under the GNU General Public License. It is a project developed by volunteers who like to share their work with the world. All b2evolution asks from its users is to leave the "powered by b2evolution" credits on their blog.
 Q: Do I Need To Provide My Own Web Design?
A: No. Only if you want to :). b2evolution comes with pre-installed blog skins to choose from. You can also download additional skins. Finally, you can also customize a skin to your own taste, create a skin from scratch or even integrate b2evolution into an existing website.
 Q: Is B2evolution Available In My Own Language?
You will find all available language packs for download here. Language packs are add-ons that you download and upload into a specific folder of your original b2evolution setup. Follow the language pack download & setup instructions for the version of b2evolution you are using.
If you have time to do so, it is preferable that you upload language packs onto your b2evolution setup, before you run the b2evolution install. If you're in a hurry or if this sounds too complicated right now, don't worry, you can always do it later.