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 requirements for more information about web server requirements.
If you don’t have your own web space/web server yet, we have a [http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/ list of good web hosting providers] to get you started. They all support b2evolution. Choose the one you trust the most.
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.
A: No. Only if you want to :). b2evolution comes with pre-installed [[Working_with_skins|blog skins]] to choose from. You can also [[Installing_skins|download additional skins]]. Finally, you can also customize a skin to your own taste, create a skin from scratch or even [[Website_integration|integrate b2evolution into an existing website]].
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.