I am looking for a pretty recent guide that can help me walk through deploying my application for the first time. Most of the ones I have found are pretty old and I am not sure how accurate they are anymore. They are also difficult to follow, so I am left scratching my head as to what I should do. So, simple would be good too.
Also, my host is Media Temple if that makes a difference.
This depends on the host, but you can probably just copy your app directory to your host. Capistrano might be interesting later.
That sounds simple enough. Interesting :) A good current guide for Capistrano would be nice too. I'm looking.
I'm hosted with Slicehost and they have a great selection of articles written for various deployment environments (regardless of whether or not you host with them):