SiteGround: Unknown certificate warning when accessing FTP

When you try to access SiteGround's FTP server, the following popup window will appear, saying "Unknown certificate" and "Hostname does not match certificate."

You will also see a similar warning message when using other webhosting service providers.

For this issue, SiteGrounds says that you can just ignore it.

I'll be happy to help you with that, that is a normal message due to the way the SSL is setup on our shared servers, it is nothing to worry about so you can just ignore it and continue

So you can just select "Always trust certificate in future sessions." Then this warning message will not appear again.

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