Shell access

I activated shell access for my account a couple of hours ago. Now, how do I use it?

The knowledge base says this:
“In Mac OS X or linux, you can just open up a terminal window and run: ssh

So I did this (of course, replacing my user name and domain name) in my browser window, but that just brings up my index page.

Is a terminal window the same as a browser window? (Yes, I’m kind of clueless. I’ve never used shell access before)

Never mind. Just figured it out.